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Carnegie Classification Digital Seal

UD is honored to present this digital seal signifying our achievement as a Carnegie Community Engaged campus

On January 7, 2015, the University of Delaware was recognized nationally with the Community Engagement Classification from the distinguished Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching.

Founded by Andrew Carnegie in 1905 and chartered in 1906 by an Act of Congress, 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.”

UD’s Community Engagement Task Force submitted the University’s extensive application to the Carnegie Foundation in April 2014. The research leading to the development of the application identified more than 300 unique community partners that work with UD and over 375 examples of community projects. UD’s application and supporting materials are available here, as well as the task force’s final report.

One of the task force’s recommendations already has been enacted. A University of Delaware Community Engagement Commission has been established to build on the task force’s work. The commission is studying models and best practices of community engagement throughout the United States. The commission will develop goals, activities and assessments, and a structure best suited for sustaining and expanding the work of community engagement at UD. A report will be generated and submitted to the deputy provost for academic affairs in winter 2015.

The University's first-time application to the Carnegie Foundation (April, 2014)

View the application (.pdf)

Community Engagement projects

A "grid" highlighting 15 selected major community engagement projects at UD. Submitted as part of the Carnegie application. Download the grid (.pdf)

Carnegie Task Force Final Report

Download the Final Report (.pdf)

News Highlights

Jan. 2015—The University of Delaware has been selected to receive the Community Engagement Classification from the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. Read More

July 2014—The Community Engagement Task Force that developed UD's Carnegie application has issued its final report, and a new Community Engagement Commission has been formed. Read More

Sept. 13, 2013--A special task force has been formed at the University of Delaware to gather and organize information as UD prepares to apply for the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching – Community Engagement Classification. Read More