At Texas Tech University, we believe we have a responsibility to reach out to local, state, national, and international communities and contribute to the public
good. By reaching out, faculty, staff, and students are able to extend and apply their
disciplinary knowledge and expertise beyond the campus walls to help support and advance
education, health care, the arts, civic life, public policy, economic development,
and much more.
To engage means connecting the needs and interests of Texas Tech faculty, staff, and students
with the needs and interests of communities. By engaging with communities, faculty
gain valuable experience and insights that can inform their teaching, research/creative
activity, and service. Students are able to apply their classroom learning to real-world
issues, which enhances their overall learning experience and career opportunities.
Engagement between the university and communities often leads to transformations that
none of the partners might have expected or could have achieved on their own. By blending
the disciplinary knowledge of faculty, staff, and students with the knowledge and
experiences of communities, new knowledge and insights emerge that can transformnot only the academy (teaching, research, and scholarship) but also human lives.
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