Carnegie Community Engagement Classification

The Carnegie Foundation’s Elective Classification for Community Engagement provides a special-purpose classification for higher education institutions with commitments in the area of community engagement.

The classification is not an award. It is intended to assist in a process of institutional change to improve the educational effectiveness of the campus through the institutionalization of community engagement. In this way, it is similar to an accreditation process of self-study. The classification framework represents best practices in the field and encourages continuous improvement through periodic re-classification.

The Elective Classification on Community Engagement is under the stewardship of the Public Purpose Institute at Albion College. Click here to access the website.

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