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Center for Engagement and Community Development

Definitions 

Engagement

Engagement is a form of research, teaching or service in which collaborative efforts between university and community stakeholders result in scholarly activity and community benefit around a public issue.

Engagement should include:

  • Shared partnerships between university and non-university stakeholders,
  • collaborative work,
  • work that addresses some community need, goal, or dream,
  • work that is mutually beneficial to all parties in the relationship, and
  • the creation and sharing of new knowledge

Qualities of Engagement from APLU (Word Document)