IV.6.3 Strategic initiatives to impact the institutionalization of community engagement at a public research university


Community partnerships have always been a part of higher education. Most, if not all, higher education administrators can point to numerous community-engaged projects and initiatives on their campuses. However, despite their long-standing presence in higher education, community engagement activities have held only marginal status within the academy. In many cases, higher education institutions do not have an intentional community engagement agenda; rather, the presence of community engagement is the result of specific projects championed by individual personnel or initiatives promoted by particular campus units.

Andrew Furco
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  • UNESCO. United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization
  • The Catalan Association of Public Universities (ACUP)

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  • Ajuntament de Barcelona