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Missed the webinar? Carnegie Elective Community Engagement Classification archive now available!

carnegie-logoLast Wednesday, February 20th, 2013, the American Democracy Project collaborated with The Democracy Commitment to host a webinar surrounding the Carnegie Foundation’s Elective Community Engagement Classification.

We were honored to have John Saltmarsh, Co-Director, New England Resource Center for Higher Education, and Gail Robinson, Senior Advisor, Community College National Center for Community Engagement lead the webinar.

We were also delighted to have Fagan Forhan, Director of Experiential Learning Opportunities and Civic Engagement, Mount Wachusett Community College; Josh Young, Director, Institute for Civic Engagement and Democracy, Miami Dade College; and Emily Janke, Special Assistant for Community Engagement, Institute for Community and Economic Engagement (ICEE), University of North Carolina Greensboro (an ADP participating campus) share their institutions’ experiences with the classification application process and give advice.

A recording of the webinar is available for your viewing pleasure here.

The PowerPoint presentation used for the webinar is also available for review (PDF) by clicking here.

* As a side note, don’t mind the silence for the first 45 seconds, and we apologize for the slight background noise in the webinar archive. It seems some of participants did not realize they were not muted. *

ADP/TDC Carnegie Community Engagement Elective Classification Webinar on 2/20/13

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Carnegie Foundation Community Engagement Elective Classification Webinar

 Wednesday, February 20, 2013 at 2 pm Eastern

 The Carnegie Foundation announced the availability of the 2015 Community Engagement Classification application last week. In an effort to help all of our colleges have the best chance of putting together a successful application we have organized a free webinar for all ADP and TDC member institutions. This webinar will address the application process, discuss what the committee is looking for, reflect on past applicants’ experiences, and give tips on how to make your college stand out. The webinar will be recorded and the archive will be available for later viewing.

Leading the webinar will be John Saltmarsh, Co-Director of the New England Resource Center for Higher Education (NERCHE) at University of Massachusetts, Boston; and Gail Robinson, Senior Advisor with the Community College National Center for Community Engagement.

Also joining us will be past successful applicants of the classification from ADP and TDC institutions: Emily M. Janke, Ph.D., Special Assistant for Community Engagement in the Office of Research and Economic Development at University of North Carolina, Greensboro; Fagan Forhan, Director of Experiential Learning Opportunities & Civic Engagement at Mount Wachusett Community College; and Josh Young, Director, Institute for Civic Engagement and Democracy (iCED) at Miami Dade College.

The Classification

The schedule for the application is as follows:

2015 Community Engagement Classification Timeline
January 2013 Announcement 2015 process
May 1, 2013 Deadline for registering
September 9, 2013 Release of applications
April 15, 2014 Applications Due/Reviewing begins
December 2014 Review Process completed/ campuses notified
January 2015 2015 classification results announced

Please take a look at the linked articles before the webinar in February:

How to Join the Webinar

To participate in the webinar, please contact Amee Bearne, TDC National Coordinator, for call-in/log-in information. Please provide your name, title, institution, and email address.

Carnegie Invites Institutions to Apply for 2015 Community Engagement Classification

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The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching invites colleges and universities with an institutional focus on community engagement to apply for the elective classification, first developed and offered in 2006 as part of an extensive restructuring of the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education. The elective Community Engagement Classification provides a way for institutions to describe their identity and commitments to community with a public and nationally recognized classification.

A total of 311 institutions have been successfully classified in the Community Engagement Classification since 2006. Campuses that received the Classification in 2006 and 2008 will undertake re-classification application and review in order to retain the Classification. Campuses classified in 2010 do not need to apply for re-classification at this time.

“The Community Engagement Classification represents a significant affirmation of the importance of community engagement in the agenda of higher education,” said Carnegie President Anthony S. Bryk.  “The Foundation believes that the Classification provides campuses of every institutional type an opportunity to affirm a commitment to community engagement as an essential aspect of institutional mission and identity.”

The Foundation defines community engagement as “the collaboration between institutions of higher education and their larger communities (local, regional/state, national, global) for the mutually beneficial exchange of knowledge and resources in a context of partnership and reciprocity. The purpose of community engagement is the partnership of college and university knowledge and resources with those of the public and private sectors to enrich scholarship, research, and creative activity; enhance curriculum, teaching and learning; prepare educated, engaged citizens; strengthen democratic values and civic responsibility; address critical societal issues; and contribute to the public good.” That definition and the documentation frameworks for the classification and re-classification are intentionally inclusive to honor the diversity of institutions and their approaches to community engagement.

Those institutions interested in the 2015 Classification, either as first-time applicants or campuses seeking re-classification, are urged to review the application process, timeline, documentation frameworks, and other information on the Carnegie website before making a decision to apply. Applications are available between May 1 and July 1, 2013, and will be due on April 15, 2014.

2015 Community Engagement Classification Timeline
January 2013 Announcement about the 2015 process
May 1, 2013 Deadline for registering
September 9, 2013 Release of applications
April 15, 2014 Applications Due/Reviewing begins
December 2014 Review Process completed/ campuses notified
January 2015 2015 classification results announced

2015 Classification: Campus Classification and Re-Classification

  • First Time Classification
    For the 2015 classification, campuses that have not previously received the classification will need to submit an application using what is referred to as the “first-time documentation framework.” A PDF version of the Documentation Framework to be used for planning purposes only is available here. There is also a guide attached to this version to assist institutions in the documentation planning process.
  • Re-Classification
    For the 2015 classification, institutions that received the classification in 2006 and 2008 and are seeking to retain the classification will be able to re-apply through a reclassification process. A PDF version of the application for reclassification to be used for planning purposes only is available.
  • 2010 Classified Institutions
    Institutions that received the classification in 2010 will not need to do anything in 2015. 2010 classified campuses will retain the classification until 2020. To be reclassified in 2020, the 2010 campuses will need to reapply through a reclassification process announced in 2018.

Inquiries about the Community Engagement Classification should be directed to John Saltmarsh at (john.saltmarsh@umb.edu) or Amy Driscoll (driscoll@carnegiefoundation.org).

Contact:
John Saltmarsh, Director
New England Resource Center for Higher Education
John.saltmarsh@umb.edu
617 287-7743

Amy Driscoll, Consulting Scholar
Carnegie Community Engagement Classification
driscoll@carnegiefoundation.org
503 227-9443

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