Community Engagement describes collaboration between institutions of higher education and their larger
communities (local, regional/state, national, global) for the mutually beneficial
exchange of knowledge and resources in a context of partnership and reciprocity.
(Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, 2006).
Engagement occurs when faculty or staff members’ research, teaching, administrative, or service activities significantly engage their scholarly or professional expertise with communities and/or organizations outside the university with the direct goal of improving outcomes for those who live and work in them. Engagement between university and community members can take several different forms.
To input information on projects and activities involving collaborations with local, state, national and international partners, go to the Outreach & Engagement Inventory.