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ERIC Number: EJ1001392
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Oct
Pages: 3
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-1534-6102
The Mission and Purpose of TRUCEN (The Research University Civic Engagement Network)
Journal of Higher Education Outreach and Engagement, v16 n4 p11-13 Oct 2012
The mission of The Research University Civic Engagement Network (TRUCEN) is to advance civic engagement and engaged scholarship among research universities. TRUCEN has adopted the following goals for advancing civic engagement and engaged scholarship as part of the core mission of all research universities: (1) Encourage community-engaged scholarship by identifying its dimensions and demonstrating how it satisfies criteria for rigorous scholarship established by and expected from research universities; (2) Encourage research on different forms of civic engagement and give greater visibility to this growing field of scholarship; and (3) Encourage greater commitment to curricular and co-curricular activities that promote students' civic understanding and engagement, and scholarly efforts to understand and articulate the outcomes, challenges, and best practices for doing so.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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