The Carnegie Foundation defines Community Engagement as the collaboration between institutions of higher education and their larger communities (local, regional/state, national, global) for the mutually beneficial exchange of knowledge and resources in a context of partnership and reciprocity.
Engaged Community Service can be non-course based involvement that may include alternative break trips, daylong immersive experiences, or helping to build the campus’ engagement within a particular agency. Some campuses “require” service as a part of the overall educational experience. Engaged Community Service works best if it is based on specific goals for student development and incorporates critical reflection.
Social entrepreneurship is the recognition of a social problem and the uses of entrepreneurial strategies and partnership principles to organize, create and manage a social venture to achieve a desired social change. Faculty may participate in engaged scholarship or community-engaged scholarship, distinct in that it: