Social Embeddedness Survey

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Why aren't more individuals recognized for their socially embedded projects or action, regardless of size or scale?
What if the responsibility for the health of our communities is assumed at every level and in each component of an institution?

As stated in our Charter, the responsibility for the health of our communities is assumed at every level and in each component of our institution. In order to inventory the diverse community-engaged activities occurring across every facet of ASU, the Office of University Initiatives conducts an annual Social Embeddedness Survey. Faculty “points of contact” in every college, center, office and unit are asked to self-report their various socially-embedded activities using a framework inspired by the ASU charter and design aspirations. The results of the survey are used to:

  • Compile data for the Carnegie Classification application and the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll (ASU currently holds both distinctions)
  • Monitor the growth in our partnerships and evaluate the extent to which ASU makes good on its promise to effect positive change in the communities we serve
  • Identify “bright spots” of noteworthy activity that should be showcased in collateral materials and fundraising campaigns
  • Detect areas of synergy and potential collaboration within the university

Through the survey results, the UI Office also produces the annual Social Embeddedness Report. This collateral piece highlights ASU’s community-focused strengths, economic and cultural impacts, diversity of socially minded projects and responsiveness to a wide range of community needs.

 

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