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Five CSU campuses receive exclusive Carnegie Classification
(December 14, 2006) Five CSU campuses -- Chico, Fresno, Monterey Bay, San Francisco, and San Marcos -- along with 71 other U.S. colleges and universities have received the new Community Engagement Classification from the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. This new classification signifies a heightened level of national validation of the importance of community engagement in higher education.
To receive this designation, institutions must provide significant evidence on several indicators: assessment of community partners’ perceptions, integration of engagement in marketing materials, and financial resources among other areas. The second stage asked campuses to provide additional documentation either in curricular engagement, outreach and partnerships or both areas.
Institutions were designated either in curricular engagement, outreach and partnerships, or both.
Curricular Engagement Designation
Outreach & Partnerships Designation
Curricular Engagement and Outreach & Partnerships
· San Francisco State University supports several key institutes and centers that promote social change through a range of activities, such as conducting research through its Cesar E Chavez Institute and the Center for Health Disparities Research and Training.
· CSU San Marcos mentions its successful Chamber/University Project. University faculty and administrators work with each of nine regional chambers of commerce as a way to continuously assess the education needs of businesses and organizations in the community and identify ways in which the university can be more effective in meeting those needs.
“We are tremendously pleased to see the CSU strongly represented under this new classification,” said Executive Vice Chancellor and Chief Academic Officer Gary Reichard. “Engagement with our communities is at the core of the CSU’s institutional mission, and the ethos of engagement extends deeply into the curriculum, faculty culture, student activities and partnerships with our communities. We encourage other CSU campuses to pursue this new classification when the next call for applicants is issued.”
Last Updated: December 14, 2006