Community Partnership


Objectives and Actions

Increase coordination of college services with community needs, and community services with college needs.

This past summer Cabinet reviewed options for collaboration with the City of Oneonta and Otsego County.

In connection with his study of the structure of the Division of Academic Affairs, a consultant conducted a graduate program needs assessment.

An inventory is being assembled to determine the current contributions from the college to the community.

Develop additional experiential learning opportunities with external partners, including internships and service-learning projects.

The internship coordinator position was created as a pilot program in January 2012. This fall Cabinet approved filling it as a regular position.

A service learning coordinator was appointed.

Enhance the engagement of alumni and friends of the college in efforts that benefit students.

The college piloted a cross-divisional internship program focused on alumni mentoring in April 2011 and repeated it in a similar format in November 2011.

The Distinguished Alumni Series and Backpacks to Briefcases continue. Collaboration with academic departments and the Career Development Center has resulted in greater promotion of NACELINK, and increased communication between students and alumni through the online community.

The Office of Alumni Affairs supports the efforts of the Career Development Office by providing alumni contacts and communications, especially in conjunction with the New York City internship fair planned for January.

A new staff position, coordinator of alumni career programs, was created in the Office of Alumni Affairs and will partner with the Career Development Center.