"Gathering Data and Documenting Impact: 2010 Carnegie Community Engagement Classification Application Approaches and Outcomes”

Noel and Earwicker coverNERCHE Working Paper:  "Gathering Data and Documenting Impact: 2010 Carnegie Community Engagement Classification Application Approaches and Outcomes

Jana Noel (California State University, Sacramento)

David P. Earwicker (California State University, Sacramento)

This working paper explores the results of a mixed-methods, two-part study of institutions that received the Carnegie Community Engagement Classification in 2010.  The Community Engagement Classification is an elective classification offered by the Carnegie Foundation that requires campuses to provide evidence documenting engagement through a rigorous application process.

The study sought to discover how institutions that received the 2010 Classification approached their application process and to examine the longer term outcomes of that process.  Specifically, the study had two purposes: (a) To document the strategies and methods used by successful applicants for the 2010 Classification, and (b) to document the cultural shifts experienced by institutions as they developed their successful applications for this Classification.


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