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EPIC-N Leaders Presenting at 2021 Assessment Institute, Held Virtually

October 25, 2021 | 10:00 AM CDT // 3:00 PM GMT

EPIC-N leaders will present about assessing experience and community impacts across institutions during the free and virtual 2021 Assessment Institute within two of the tracks hosted by the institute: 1.) Assessment Methods and 2.) Community Engagement track. See the descriptions of their sessions below. Registration deadline for the institute to attend either presentation is linked below. Unfortunately both sessions occur at the same time, but both recordings will be published to the Assessment Institute website for the general public to view shortly after the event ends.

Assessing Community Impacts of Local Government/University Partnerships Using Ripple Effects Mapping
Ripple Effects Mapping is an assessment method to understand impacts of large-scale community engagement efforts. We will showcase how this method has helped local governments that participated in UW-Madison’s UniverCity Year program, an effort to make university resources available to local governments. These partnerships are driven by the locality but include stakeholders from the nonprofit, for-profit, and civic sectors, and projects are defined exclusively by community participants.
Josset Gauley and Gavin Luter, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Presentation Type: 60-Minute Concurrent Session
Audience Level: Intermediate
Primary Track: Assessment Methods (AM) 

Assessing Experience and Community Impacts Across Institutions: Lessons Learned from Local and Network-Wide Analysis of Community Partnership Programs
The Educational Partnerships for Innovation in Communities Network, known as EPIC-N, is an international nonprofit association that unites the human capital of member universities with local governments and communities to improve the quality of life and social wealth for all involved. This session addresses how EPIC-N is approaching stakeholder analysis across institutions, and how network-level metrics are aggregated for insights pertaining to community impact, which is a common challenge across community engagement programs. This unique approach includes mapping the community impact of completed projects to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.
Marshall Curry, EPIC-N; Mazi Ferguson, University of South Florida; Laura Martin, The University of Mississippi; and Gilbert Siame, University of Zambia
Presentation Type: 60-Minute Concurrent Session
Audience Level: Beginner
Primary Track: Community Engagement (CE)



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