UNDERSTANDING STUDENTS' AND OTHER STAKEHOLDERS' NEEDS, CATEGORY THREE
3P4. How do you build and maintain a relationship with your key stakeholders?
In addition to the processes described in Question 3P3, SFCC encourages its faculty and staff to be active and contributing members of the community. Rapport established as a result of staff participation in community activities and service groups assists the college in building and maintaining stakeholder relationships. The college also involves the community in campus events and activities whenever possible. Other key activities for building and maintaining stakeholder relationships include:
- SFCC Foundation (see Category 2);
- surveys of students, staff, employers and community members;
- interactions with governmental decision makers;
- applied learning activities, such as internships (i.e., students and faculty interact with area businesses in several community settings);
- cultural, athletic and other events offered on campus to the community;
- events for high school students hosted by the college, including Skills USA competition, art symposiums, meet the author and meet the artist events, athletic tournaments, and speech, math, art and other discipline contests;
- College Night, Career Day and job fairs;
- service learning and outreach in the community (Emerging Leaders); and
- SFCC community links Web page.