The Newman Framework: Participation of the Universidad Católica Silva Henríquez

 

In 2017, the International Federation of Catholic Universities (IFCU), through its research center CIRAD, launched a flagship international project with a view to providing Catholic higher education institutions with a comprehensive framework on university social responsibility (USR) called the Newman Framework. Based on the latter, a whole Assessment system on social responsibility was designed for universities to identify and measure the extent of their responsible policies and practices. 

The Universidad Católica Silva Henríquez in Chile took part in the evaluation by the Newman Framework. Dr. Fernando Vergara Henríquez, Vice-Rector for Student Identity and Development, and Dr. Francisco De Ferari Correa, Director of Outreach and Community Services, share their views about the evaluation with us in a series of very short videos that can be accessed here below.

  • What encouraged you to participate in the IFCU Newman Assessment System on social responsibility? How useful was it for you to have a benchmarking framework such as the Newman framework?

The video response from the Universidad Católica Silva Henríquez here  

  • Has it been time-consuming to gather the necessary information to be evaluated?

The video response from the Universidad Católica Silva Henríquez here

  • How do you plan to use the results and the labels obtained?

The video response from the Universidad Católica Silva Henríquez here

  • How does your participation in the Newman evaluation fit in with the university’s commitment to social responsibility?

The video response from the Universidad Católica Silva Henríquez here

 

For more information on the framework, you can access the IFCU website – Section University Social Responsibility