Facilitating University Engagement with Schools

  • David J. Weerts Florida Atlantic University
Keywords: Higher Education, University Engagement, School Partnerships, Outreach


During the past decade, leaders of university engagement have strived to create reciprocal relationships between their campuses and the external partners they serve. Relying on a knowledge flow theoretical framework, this article examines the concept of university engagement in the context of school-university partnerships. Challenges and opportunities for promoting university engagement with schools are illustrated through a case study analysis. Recommendations for improving university-school partnerships are presented in the context of metropolitan universities.