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ERIC Number: EJ927696
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Jan
Pages: 25
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0951-5224
Auditing and Evaluating University-Community Engagement: Lessons from a UK Case Study
Hart, Angie; Northmore, Simon
Higher Education Quarterly, v65 n1 p34-58 Jan 2011
The growing importance of community and public engagement activities in universities has led to an increasing emphasis on auditing and evaluating university-community partnerships. However, the development of effective audit and evaluation tools is still at a formative stage. This article presents a case study of the University of Brighton's experience of evaluating such partnerships. Drawing on this experience, a review of the literature and an analysis of published measurement frameworks, the challenges of measuring community and public engagement are discussed and a typology of dimensions for university public engagement presented. A critique of the Brighton case study and the lessons learned provides a basis for clarifying the activities that universities might want to measure and the key questions they need to ask when determining which tools are appropriate. (Contains 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom