Toward a Def1nition and Characterization of the Engaged Campus: Six Cases

Keywords: Higher Education, Civic Engagement Programs, Campus-Community Partnerships


At the USF conference on University as Citizen, teams from six institutions with different missions and community environments were invited to present the story of their campus' experiences with implementing and sustaining civic engagement programs. From these cases, a deeper understanding is gained regarding the characteristics of an engaged campus and the features of sustainable campus-community partnerships. Key challenges to the institutionalization of engagement are also identified.