Research & Assessment

Swearer Center Dashboard

With support from the Office of Institutional Research, this dashboard contains data on student participation in Swearer programs for the 2018/19 and 2019/20 academic years. The Tableau dashboard contains data on the total population of students enrolled in Swearer programs as well as subsets of data for members of the graduating class for each academic year, including data on students’ choices and pathways in their lives after Brown. Access the dashboard here.



Higher Education and Democratic Practice Initiative: A Pilot Year
Building on the strength of its strategic plan, Community, Scholarship, and Action: A New Plan for the Swearer Center, and on the growing significance of the the Swearer Center in the national and international higher education context, in the 2017-18 academic year, the Center piloted a Higher Education and Democratic Practice (HEDP) Initiative.

Community Engaged Scholarship and Action: A New Plan for the Swearer Center for Public Service 
The Swearer Center Strategic Plan was developed through close consultation and the invaluable assistance of a wide variety of our constituents and stakeholders and reflects an ambitious agenda for the Swearer Center and community-engaged scholarship at Brown.

Swearer Center Diversity and Inclusion Action Plan (DIAP) 
In 2016, Brown initiated a planning process that yielded a Diversity and Inclusion Action Plan for the University; this plan established a blueprint for how to make our campus a truly diverse and inclusive community. As part of this process, the Swearer Center hosted community listening and feedback events to engage the local Providence community in these important conversations. Our DIAP calls for action along five goals: staff hiring, staff development, co-curriculum development, student development and community engagement. For each of these objectives, we have articulated an action plan, responsible parties, a timeline, collaborators, assessment and a plan for reporting our progress. 

Social Innovation Initiative (SII) Strategic Plan Action Steps
The Swearer Center’s ambitious strategic plan challenged SII to identify ways to expand the reach of social innovation programs beyond our Fellowship and to explore ways to engage the community more deeply in our work. Following is how SII plans to move towards realization of the goals and priorities outlined in the center’s strategic plan.

2015-16 Annual Progress Report, D'Abate Community School
Rhode Island 21st Century Community Learning Center (21st CCLC) Initiative
As a partner with William D'Abate Elementary School in Olneyville, Brown University has helped to provide after-school programming, in-class tutoring and summer camps to its students for more than 15 years. Funding from a 21st Century Grant makes the programs possible. For more information, visit Supplemental Report One and Supplemental Report Two.

2017 Ocean State Innovate Report
In early 2016, a steering committee of local leaders came together to think about new ways to harness community knowledge to address Rhode Island’s most significant challenges. These conversations turned into a two-day convening of a cross section of Rhode Islanders, working together to break down silos and explore profound solutions to these pressing issues. On March 11 and 12, 2017, residents, community leaders and college students gathered to participate in Ocean State Innovate, where they engaged in creative problem-solving for a better Rhode Island.