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The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching is an independent policy and research center with a primary mission 'to do and perform all things necessary to encourage, uphold, and dignify the profession of the teacher and the cause of higher education.

Community Engagement Elective Classification

The Carnegie Foundation

The new classification for Community Engagement is an elective classification, meaning it is based on voluntary participation by institutions. Community Engagement describes the collaboration between institutions of higher education and their larger communities (local, regional/state, national, global) for the mutually beneficial exchange of knowledge and resources in a context of partnership and reciprocity.

2006 Applications (Campus Compact)

In 2005, The Carnegie Foundation created the Community Engagement Classification as a means to recognize and classify higher education institutions with a strong commitment to their communities. All but eight of the 76 institutions that qualified for this classification are Campus Compact members, many of them have agreed to share their application documents to provide examples of their partnerships with the community and to assist other institutions in applying for the classification in 2008.

Elective Classification Documentation

View the Community Engagement 2008 Documentation Framework

The documentation framework provides a guide for institutions to develop and document their community engagement efforts.

Community Engagement Self-Study Document

Duquesne community members can view the University's 2008 Community Engagement Self-Study in DORI, Teaching tab, Academic Affairs channel.