The Engaged University: Reorganizing to Serve the Public Good

Keywords: Higher Education, Community Engagement


This paper focuses on the current structure and processes at Penn State designed to enhance and unify the efforts to link the university's resources to the communities itserves to help solve the complex problems facing today's society. The authors discuss the present dialogue within a major research university on issues related to the "engaged institution" and report on the progress of several faculty groups that support faculty involvement in outreach activities.