Office of Civic Engagement

Welcome to Civic Engagement

Congratulations to Civic Engagement Faculty Awardees!

Dr. Mohammed Albahttiti(opens in new window), Concrete Industry Management, is this year’s recipient of the Early Career Community Engagement Award. This award recognizes faculty within the first 6 years of their academic career who are pursuing community-engaged teaching or research. You can read more about Dr. Albahttiti's projects in Collaboratory: Habitat for Humanity project in Paradise(opens in new window) and the Chico Islamic Center parking lot project(opens in new window).
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Dr. Sue Steiner(opens in new window), School of Social Work, has been recognized as this year’s Civically Engaged Scholar. This award recognizes faculty members who have demonstrated a significant history of community-engaged partnerships, high levels of student engagement, research or teaching about significant public issues, with public-serving results. Most recently, Dr. Steiner launched Home & Heart(opens in new window), an affordable housing solution that matches adults in Butte County who have a room to share, with individuals in need of affordable housing.
Dr. Steiner

Learn about all of the community engagement activities on our campus!

Collaboratory is a secure database that collects community engagement and public service activities for our campus. It is a measurement and tracking tool that informs institutional strategy and an educational tool that distinguishes the spectrum of engagement and service activities. It is a public-facing platform that showcases campus partnerships to provide inspiration and validation.

To get started, log in to the CSU Chico Collaboratory portal and create your own profile.

For help creating an activity, you can find instructions here.

For more information, you can find a Collaboratory tutorial here.

Ways Collaboratory helps CSU Chico

  1. Builds a comprehensive story about CSU Chico’s community engagement (e.g., community-engaged research, curricular and co-curricular programs, outreach, partnerships). 
  2. Identifies opportunities to create synergy and foster collaboration around our communities’ most pressing issues (e.g., public health, education, economic, workforce development). 
  3. Supports fundraising and development efforts that align with CSU Chico’s mission and vision. 
  4. Collects data for local, state, national and international representatives as well as accreditation, strategic planning, awards, and recognitions.
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