Today we pick up where we left off last week, discussing when to use 2017-18 data and now, when to use 2018-19 instead. If you haven't read last week's Carnegie Hack, start there.
Here's the good news, when it comes to all the questions addressing "policies" or "practices" (this language will be familiar to those of you familiar with the Getting Carnegie Classified toolkit, which identifies these items), these topics are constantly evolving. So, for instance, if a policy is approved the day before you submit the application, then that's the most recent information, and that is what the reviewers want to know.
Where Carnegie is Coming From
Remember that the Carnegie folks have an agenda here: to advance the institutionalization of high-quality community engagement across higher education.
They want campuses to leverage this application process to catalyze improvements in their practices and policies. So, all those changes your campus makes toward institutionalizing CE along the way of applying, they count. You will want to demonstrate why they should have confidence that those super recent changes are going to stick, of course, but they most assuredly count.
That's this week's Carnegie Hack! Next week, join us for when we discuss the best times to use older data, from 2016-17 and prior.