ERIC Number: EJ858614
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Reference Count: 13
After the Engagement Classification: Using Organization Theory to Maximize Institutional Understandings
Thornton, Courtney H.; Zuiches, James J.
New Directions for Higher Education, n147 p75-83 Fall 2009
Campuses that pursue the Carnegie Community Engagement Classification will in some form take full inventory of their engagement efforts in order to address the range of questions posed by the Carnegie Foundation. At an institution as large, diverse, and decentralized as North Carolina State University, this was no small undertaking. NC State's findings were carefully consolidated into an almost ninety-page response to the Carnegie Foundation, and that summary included a great amount of detail on programs and processes, yet elements of engagement were still missed (North Carolina State University, 2006). This chapter further distills the findings into brief, practical, and thought-provoking insights on the institution's approach to university engagement using organizational theory to make the Carnegie classification data more applicable and accessible to varied internal and external audiences while also encouraging continued momentum and consideration of this work.
Descriptors: Higher Education, School Community Relationship, Administrative Organization, Organizational Theories, Classification
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: North Carolina