Carnegie Classification for Community Engagement

The University of Florida will be applying for the Carnegie Foundations Elective Classification for Community Engagement. This process will allow the Institution the opportunity to can gain critical insight into the nature of campus-community engagement and earn national recognition as the preeminent institution in the State of Florida for contributions to the community as well as academic and research excellence.

Classification definition

According to the Carnegie Foundation:

Community engagement describes 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.

The purpose of community engagement is the partnership of college and university knowledge and resources with those of the public and private sectors to enrich scholarship, research, and creative activity; enhance curriculum, teaching and learning; prepare educated, engaged citizens; strengthen democratic values and civic responsibility; address critical societal issues; and contribute to the public good.

Learn more about the Carnegie Classification for Community Engagement.