Texas Tech University

Key Benefits of Engagement

Engagement crosses all three institutional missions (Teaching, Research/Creative Activity, and Service) and exists within the work of Faculty, Staff, and Students. It is a philosophy, strategy, and a methodology that:

  • Connects the scholarly interests of faculty, staff, and students across all disciplines with community needs or larger societal concerns;
  • Enhances curriculum, teaching and learning;
  • Informs research, creative activity, and scholarship;
  • Prepares students to become educated and engaged citizens, and
  • Addresses critical societal issues and contributes to the public good.

(Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, 2005).