Carnegie Classification for Community Engagement

Carnegie classification for community engagement

Carnegie Classification for Community Engagement

Community engagement is a core part of UW's mission. Learn and share stories about how your unit is dedicated to community engagement.

UW applying for Carnegie Classification

Every five years, the Carnegie Foundation calls for universities to apply to its Classification for Community Engagement. The UW will be applying in 2019, and this pursuit will help us become more intentional in collaborating with community through research, teaching and partnerships.

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What is community engagement?

Community engagement is about teaching, research and service that supports:

  • Sharing of knowledge and resources
  • Reciprocity
  • Growth for both UW and community partners
    Read the Carnegie Foundation's definition of community engagement.



    Are you driven by community engagement?

    Does your program or unit collaborate with individuals and organizations to share knowledge and resources? We’d like to hear your stories.

    Tell us your story

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    The Working Group will provide periodic updates. For questions, email