This report is an initial attempt to assess the Civic Health of The College at Brockport. By “Civic Health” we mean the civic, social and political strength of a community. Civic strength is characterized by the level of community involvement and the capacity of a community to work together to resolve collective problems. Social strength captures the social ties, networks, level of trust, and shared understanding in a community. Political strength gauges the extent of citizens’ engagement with government. In this first Civic Health Report we present data addressing most, but not all, aspects of Civic Health. We focus on the College at Brockport student body. In future years we plan to expand the range of indicators we assess and extend the project to include faculty and staff ‐ clearly two important constituencies in the college community.
Orr, Susan; Levy, Dena B.; Burek, Ashley; Ewing, Krishaon; and Kehl, Allyson, "Civic Health Report 2013" (2013). Political Science and International Studies Faculty Publications. 1.