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.

All UW campuses receive Carnegie classification

We are honored to announce that UW Bothell, Seattle and Tacoma have each received the Carnegie Foundation’s 2020 Community Engagement Classification. This achievement is a testament to our partner community organizations and countless faculty, staff and students who share — and make possible — the UW’s commitment to advancing the public good. Thanks go to the community partners and Carnegie Working Group for their thoughtful recommendations on how we can continue to deepen our collaboration with communities across the city, region, state and world.

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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.

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    Read the Executive Summary.
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