CSU Blueprints and Strategies for
Carnegie Foundation Community Engagement Classification
Summary: In spring 2006, the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching and Learning modernized its original classification system for institutions of higher education and introduced the elective classification "Community Engagement" as part of its new system. There are two stages to the "Community Engagement" designation process. The first asks institutions to demonstrate how their institutional identities and commitment support community engagement. The second stage asks institutions to document concrete efforts in either A) Curricular Engagement; B) Outreach and Partnerships; or C) both categories. More information.
Given the strong ethos of engagement demonstrated by CSU campuses, I believe that several campuses are well-positioned and might want to consider applying for this voluntary designation.
Gary W. Reichard,
CSU's Executive Vice Chancellor
and Chief Academic Officer
Campus Applications and Processes
Each of the 10 CSU campuses that received the Community Engagement Classification (5 in 2006, 5 in 2008) had its own unique approach in collecting the necessary information for the application. Read below to find out more including the opportunity to view campus applications (applications are password protected).
- CSU's Press Release:
Five California State University Campuses Selected by Carnegie Foundation for Distinctive Community Engagement, December 23, 2008
- Resolution by the Academic Senate of the California State University, Support for Carnegie's New Community Engagement Classification, AS- 2784-07/AA (Rev), January 18-19, 2007 (.doc)
- CSU's Press Release: Five CSU campuses receive exclusive Carnegie Classification, December 14, 2006
- Executive Vice Chancellor Gary Reichard's letter to CSU Provosts regarding Carnegie Classification, March 17, 2006 (.pdf, 67K)