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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.

Princeton's Program for Community-Engaged Scholarship has a network of trusted partners, experienced staff, and institutional resources that make it easy to teach your own service-oriented course