Embedding Engagement in an Australian 'Sandstone' University: From Community Service to University Engagement

  • Michael Cuthill University of Queensland Ipswich
Keywords: Higher Education, University Engagement, Community Service


There has been much recent interest and debate in Australia around the topics of university engagement, knowledge trans/ er, and engaged scholarship. Diverse responses relating to teaching and learning, research, and community service are evident in many institutions. However, there is a paucity of empirical research describing institutional responses to engagement. This paper presents one university's journey in developing an understanding of its current engagement status and the challenges in moving toward a structured institutional mission and operations that both direct and support engagement activities appropriate to that university.