Benefits of Collaboratory for Faculty and Academic Institutions


  • Tell your story. Tell you who is doing what, where, with whom and for what purpose: sponsored research, student involvement, public events, length and focus of partnerships, and more.
  • Improve collaboration. Promote greater interdisciplinary collaboration and coherence.
  • Leverage your research for funding. Leverage the knowledge and expertise of faculty to increase funding, resources, and support.
  • Assist with reporting. Illustrate the role of faculty, staff, students, Centers/Institutes, and initiatives in community-engaged work in order to evaluate and internally recognize community engaged activities.

Academic Institutions

  • Tell the institution’s story. Build a comprehensive story about UNCG’s community engagement (e.g., community-engaged research, curricular and co-curricular programs, outreach, partnerships),
  • Improve institutional community-university collaboration. Identify opportunities to create synergy and foster collaboration around our communities’ most pressing issues moving from individual to collective practices rooted in community-identified priorities and strengths,
  • Enhance the institution’s talent. Attract and recruit community-engaged students and faculty,
  • Strengthen the institutional profile. Support avenues to honors and recognition like the Carnegie classification by showing the pervasiveness and depth of our engagement, and
  • Attract funding for the institution. Support fundraising and development efforts that align with UNCG’s mission and vision.