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Carnegie Community Engagement Classification in the African Context

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The Talloires Network and the Swearer Center at Brown University have produced a report featuring key takeaways from the Carnegie Classification for Community Engagement workshop held with higher education leaders from Africa.

Sponsored by the Carnegie Corporation of New York’s Higher Education and Research in Africa program, the workshop introduced African higher education leaders to the Classification and explored the ways in which the Classification might be applied in African countries. 

"Community engagement describes 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." 

- The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching

Building on the work of an Irish pilot (2015-2016) and two new International cohorts in Australia and Canada, the recommendations arising from the workshop include the development of a funding and activity framework that could be used to develop several African cohort proposals and towards the launch of up to two African cohorts in 2021.

Read the report here.

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