Group Title: UF Sustainability implementation plans
Title: UF Sustainability In Service and Outreach Implementation Plan
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Title: UF Sustainability In Service and Outreach Implementation Plan
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Creator: Office of Sustainability, University of Florida
Publisher: Office of Sustainability, University of Florida
Place of Publication: Gainesville, Fla.
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UF Sustainability in Service and Outreach Implementation Plan


Vision
In framing the vision for sustainability in Service and Outreach, participants
envisioned UF educating the next generation of leaders and providing tools
for solving the problems faced by our communities. In this vision, UF would
be recognized for outstanding student, faculty, and staff community,
service/civic engagement. All members of UF would see themselves as part of
a larger community and be actively engaged in service outside of their work
and studies; this would engender respect for others and for the community as
a whole.

UF would become a resource, providing volunteer experience, ideas, and
sustainable solutions to the public. We would encourage students to explore
their extracurricular interests while attending UF, and provide ways to gain
experience in pursuing those interests through service to the community.
Alumni would carry that ethic with them as they moved into the workplace,
and remain involved in civic engagement and service throughout their lives.

Desired Outcomes
Access to Opportunities Create an online campus-wide resource guide, with
lists of community service and civic engagement opportunities available at UF
that would be available to the community at large.

Departmental Support for Service Learning Support would be provided
through dedicated staff and/or an office to support faculty who incorporate
service learning. Ultimately, the university would offer service learning
programs in every college on campus, with a service learning/civic
engagement liaison in each department for communication of opportunities
to the campus community and alumni.


Educate the Campus Community Students, faculty, staff, and alumni would
understand the difference between direct service, civic engagement, and
service learning. In order to enhance student experience, UF would provide
faculty/student mentorships for sustainability related internships.

Foster Alumni Stewardship Alumni would be encouraged to engage in
service activities. UF would record this service, and this data would be used to
create reports and incentive/recognition programs.

Recognition and Rewards Establish programs to recognize and reward
faculty, staff, students and alumni for participating in service learning and
demonstrating sustainability practices. Create incentive programs for all
faculty and staff to participate in community service during regular business
hours. Allow for expansion of the UF Community Campaign to include an
option for volunteering in addition to donating money.

Record and Report Service Activities Develop accurate reporting procedure
for community service hours and report student community service hours on
UF transcripts. Use this data to create a community service and civic
engagement annual report and incentive/recognition programs. Such
recognition will further incentivize service while demonstrating UF's
commitment to the community.

Support the Community Financially UF would make community re-
investment an investment priority. Monies would be invested locally by
creating micro-credit or other loan programs for community development.
Support would be provided through dedicated staff and/or an office to
support faculty who incorporate service learning. Ultimately, the university
would offer service learning programs in every college on campus, with a
service learning/civic engagement liaison in each department for
communication of opportunities to the campus community and alumni





UF Sustainability in Service and Outreach Implementation Plan




Action Plan

The table on the following pages lists the initial actions that can be taken over the next three years to
move toward the vision for sustainability in Service and Outreach at UF. The intention of creating this
list of actions is to provide a platform for working groups as they begin to implement the vision. This list
can be modified over time, and is meant to be a "living document." Progress toward these actions will be
evaluated annually and an updated action plan will be developed in the spring of 2012.


Outcome Action People
Access to Opportunities 1. Communicate to Deans and Dept Chairs, and UF community Community Relations
Educate the Campus (faculty, staff, students~regarding service database and IFAS Administration
Community encourage them to promote the Colleges with a Conscience Office of Sustainability
effort College Deans/Dept. Chairs
Record and Report Service
Activiies *UF Communicators Network

Access to Opportunities 2. Develop mechanism to find service opportunities offered Dean of Students (database)
through student organizations Center for Leadership and Service
Citizens for Social Justice
Student Activities and Involvement (JWRU)

Access to Opportunities 3. Connect alumni with service resources (interns, volunteers) Alumni Association
Career Resource Center
Center for Leadership and Service

Access to Opportunities 4. Coordinate a summit on service and outreach at UF Community Relations
Alumni Association
Center for Leadership and Service
Office of Sustainability
Student Government (student orgs)
Volunteer databases such as: Volunteer.net,
United Way 211





UF Sustainability in Service and Outreach Implementation Plan



Outcome Action People
Departmental Support for 5. Research what other universities are doing to encourage Sustainability Committee
Service Learning service learning, audit/collect internal programs (examples College Deans/Dept. Chairs
Educate the Campus of service, civic engagement, service learning) Community Relations
Community Faculty Senate
*Office of the Provost

Educate the Campus 6. Explore the development recognition and incentive program Graduate Assistants United
Community for graduate student service Faculty Senate Chair
*Graduate Studies Office (Registrar)
Recognition and Rewards
*Center for Leadership and Service
Record and Report Service
Activities
Educate the Campus 7. Develop service learning/externship opportunities related to Sustainability Studies Advisor
Community sustainability in academics Office of Sustainability
*Sustainability Committee

Foster Alumni Stewardship 8. Incorporate Green Grad Pledge into Alumni Association Alumni Association
programming Office of Sustainability
*Student Government

Foster Alumni Stewardship 9. Communicate opportunities for, and encourage alumni Alumni Association
engagement/service (see International Gator Day sponsored Community Relations
by UF Alumni as a model)


Foster Alumni Stewardship 10. Conversation with College Alumni Association about Alumni Association
Record and Report Service opportunities for incorporating service, capturing service College Alumni Associations
Activities Community Relations

Recognition and Rewards 11. Incorporate service into Community Campaign as an Community Relations
additional option for giving Center for Leadership and Service
*Include faculty and staff participation in service
opportunities, such as Gator Plunge
Recognition and Rewards 12. Engage in dialogue about appropriateness and mechanism for Faculty Senate
recognition related to service on/off campus in tenure and Center for Leadership and Service
promotion process Office of the Provost
*Sustainability Committee





UF Sustainability in Service and Outreach Implementation Plan



Outcome Action People
Recognition and Rewards 13. Review recognition and reward/benefit programs of peer Human Resource Services
institutions related to service provided by employees Administrative & Professional Assembly
*Faculty Senate


Recognition and Rewards 14. Consider incorporating service category into Superior Human Resource Services
Accomplishments Awards or other award programs and/or Alumni Association
developing other distinct award programs) Center for Leadership and Service
Cicerones
Office of Sustainability


Recognition and Rewards 15. Open Community Campaign Fair to students, and ask vendors Community Relations
to highlight service opportunities as well as monetary needs. Administrative & Professional Assembly
Center for Leadership and Service
Faculty Senate
Office of Sustainability
UF Communications Network

Record and Report Service 16. Engage in dialogue about appropriateness of and mechanism Student Government
Activities for incorporating service into transcripts and/or degrees Blue Key
Faculty Senate
Registrar Services
Student Affairs


Record and Report Service 17. Explore how reporting our service and outreach relates to UF University Relations
Activities mission and how best to communicate efforts (i.e. President's Cabinet
incorporate service metrics into annual report)


Support the Community 18. Research non-endowed funds and how they are invested and Chief Financial Officer
Financially the potential for local investment priorities, etc.


Support the Community 19. Develop possibilities for, and examples of, reinvestment Office of Sustainability
Financially programs




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