BTU Data

The BTU Database has been recognized as a national model for supporting the collection and sharing of data related to community engagement efforts.

Why get involved with BTU?

BTU is one of eight presidential priorities with a goal of enhancing and strengthening existing partnerships. If you have any partnership throughout Greater Baltimore (or beyond), you need to be a part of BTU.

  • Through reporting, partnerships have elevated exposure to university leadership and external partners.
  • Faculty and staff with listed partnerships are made aware of opportunities and events to further collaboration and grow engagements.
  • By assessing outcomes, we continually look for ways to improve and strengthen partnerships and provide faculty and staff with valuable data to use in evaluation materials and future grant requests.

What does BTU include?

BTU network partners include, but are not limited to, schools, community groups, federal, local, and state government agencies, foundations, healthcare providers, nonprofits, sponsors, businesses, economic development organizations, and arts and cultural entities.

  • Applied research and contractual services
  • Community-based research
  • Community service
  • Economic development
  • Educational collaborations
  • Outreach events
  • Health promotion
  • Internships, practicum, and clinicals
  • Service learning
  • Social and community development
  • Extension programs and training

BTU is how TU puts partnerships to work for Greater Baltimore. If you are working with an external organization, your engagement is part of the BTU network.

How do I become a part of BTU?

To streamline the collection and evaluation of partnership information, BTU leadership relies on faculty and staff to share information about their engagements. The BTU database, a central collection point, captures that information to report on and support the growing number of partnerships taking place across Maryland.