18 Jul The Carnegie Classification for Community Engagement in Australia
The Carnegie Classification for Community Engagement in Australia allows universities to demonstrate their commitment to the communities they serve and to share good practices in the sector. The classification framework represents the best practices in the field and encourages continuous improvement through periodic re-classification.
The classification was first offered in 2006 and has been the leading framework for institutional assessment and recognition of community engagement in US higher education since its inception. A total of 361 institutions in the US are currently classified as Carnegie Community Engaged Campuses. The American Council of Education (ACE) acts as the administrative and research host institution for the classification.
In 2016 the classification began its process of internationalisation with pilot programs being implemented in Ireland, Canada and Australia. And since 2023, the Classification has been officially implemented in Australia with the first Universities Classifying.
Listen from Matthew Grant, Director of Community Engagement at Simon Fraser University in Canada, about the benefits of seeking the Classification.
If you, or members of your network, would like to be part of the community of practice of this network, please fill out the registration form here.
If you would like to register your University as a Member Institution or inquire about the Classification, please email email@example.com.
For more information about The Network and Classification, visit our website here.
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