What is community-engaged scholarship?
The elective Carnegie Classification for Community Engagement describes this work as a collaboration between university and local, regional, national, and international communities for the mutually beneficial exchange of knowledge and resources in a context of partnership and reciprocity. Community-engaged courses join university knowledge and resources with those of the public and private sectors to:
- enhance curriculum, teaching and learning;
- address critical societal issues;
- enrich scholarship, research, and creative activity;
- prepare educated, engaged citizens;
- strengthen democratic values and civic responsibility; and
- contribute to the public good.