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The Elective Carnegie Community Engagement Classification
Constructing a Successful Application for First-Time and Re-Classification Applicants
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Published: March 2018
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166 pp., 6" x 9"
Language: English

The Carnegie Engagement Classification is designed to be a form of evidence-based documentation that a campus meets the criteria to be recognized as a community engaged institution. Editors John Saltmarsh and Mathew B. Johnson use their extensive experience working with the Carnegie Engagement Classification to offer a collection of resources for institutions that are interested in making a first-time or reclassification application for this recognition. Contributors offer insight on approaches to collecting the materials needed for an application and strategies for creating a complete and successful application. Chapters include detailed descriptions of what happened on campuses that succeeded in their application attempts and even reflection from a campus that failed on their first application. Readers can make use of worksheets at the end of each chapter to organize their own classification efforts.

Table of Contents:

Foreword -- Andrew J. Seligsohn
1. An Introduction to the Elective Carnegie Community Engagement Classification -- John Saltmarsh and Mathew B. Johnson

Part One: First-Time Classification
2. Foundational Indicators -- Lina D. Dostilio
3. Curricular Engagement: What the Community Engagement Classification Taught Me -- John Reiff
4. Outreach and Partnerships: Cornell University’s Approach to Classification -- Richard Kiely, Amanda Kittelberger, and Amanda Wittman
5. Key Lessons and Guiding Questions: First-Time Classification -- Georgina Manok

Part Two: Reclassification
6. Foundational Indicators: Embrace the Journey -- Melissa Quan
7. Curricular Engagement: In the Eye of The Whirlwind -- Marshall Welch
8. Outreach and Partnerships: Making the Juice Worth the Squeeze -- Emily M. Janke
9. Key Lessons and Guiding Questions: Reclassification -- Georgina Manok

Part Three: Gathering and Using Evidence
10. Aligning Community Engagement With Reaccreditation and Strategic Planning: Creating a Jazz Ensemble to Orchestrate Change -- Julie A. Hatcher and Stephen P. Hundley
11. Putting Together a Team: The “Us” Task -- Marisol Morales
12. A Never-Ending Journey, but at Least There’s a Roadmap: Capitalizing on Achieving the Classification and Looking Ahead to Reclassification -- Brenda Marsteller Kowalewski
13. Where Are You Going? Where Have You Been? How a Campus Rethought Its Community Engagement Agenda After a Failed Carnegie Attempt -- Monica Kowal
14. Key Lessons and Guiding Questions: Gathering and Using Evidence -- Georgina Manok

Afterword: So You’re Carnegie Classified, Now What? -- Georgina Manok
Editors and Contributors

Reviews & Endorsements:

“In The Elective Carnegie Community Engagement Classification, Saltmarsh and Johnson have brought together scholars and practitioners from a diverse array of institutions who provide thoughtful, practical advice and insights about community engagement efforts in higher education. These experts offer candid reflections on how the process of applying for (or renewing) the classification can benefit an institution’s culture, commitment, self-assessment, strategic planning, and outreach. Institutions interested in pursuing this voluntary classification, as well as in enhancing their community engagement initiatives more broadly, will find this volume to be an extremely valuable resource.”

Jonathan Alger, President, James Madison University

“Now approaching its 5th cycle, the Carnegie Classification for Community Engagement is contributing significantly to the improvement of community engagement strategies and outcomes. This book offers clear and valuable perspectives [as well as] models and tips from a diverse array of institutional settings. Whether your campus plans to apply for the classification or you want an excellent guide for internal planning and assessment, this book is an excellent resource to help inform your path toward a strong and effective agenda of engagement.”

Barbara A. Holland, Distinguished Professor of Community Engagement, University of Nebraska, Omaha