Outreach and Partnerships describe two different but related approaches to community
engagement involving either faculty, staff, and/or students. The first focuses on
the application and provision of institutional resources for community use with benefits
to both campus and community. The latter focuses on collaborative interactions with
community and related scholarship for the mutually beneficial exchange, exploration,
and application of knowledge, information, and resources (research, capacity building,
economic development, etc.).
Please review the question(s) below and if appropriate provide feedback.
List any outreach programs (extension programs, training programs, noncredit courses,
evaluation support, etc.) that have taken place and indicate how long they have occurred?
What actions have been taken to deepen and improve partnership practices and relationships—in
initiating, sustaining, and assessing partnerships? How did these practices encourage
authentic collaboration and reciprocity with community partners?
How have faculty, staff, and/or students collaborated with community partners to produce
scholarly products of benefit to the community that are representative of co-created
knowledge between academics and community partners resulting from outreach and partnerships
(e.g., technical reports, curriculum, research reports, policy reports, publications,