Collaboration and partnership have been integral to Carleton’s culture and success for many years. Opening our doors to our community is a priority and remains an integral part of our identity. Carleton actively encourages and facilitates partnerships at all levels, from community engaged learning to joint research initiatives and beyond.
Carleton Remains at the Forefront of Community Engagement with Carnegie Pilot Project
Carleton was among 16 Canadian institutions that were represented at a national conference on community engagement in March 2018.
Held at Simon Fraser University, the conference was the first meeting of the Canadian pilot of the Carnegie Classification on Community Engagement. Open to a select group of Canadian institutions, this comprehensive assessment of university community engagement will highlight Carleton’s strengths and identify opportunities for further development of its community engagement strategy.
The elective classification is awarded in recognition of a university’s deep and pervasive commitment to its community.
For the past 13 years, the Carnegie classification has been the leading framework for higher education assessment and community engagement recognition in the United States. The purpose of the pilot is to tailor the Carnegie classification to the Canadian context.
Following a national call for expressions of interest, Carleton was selected as one of 16 institutions across Canada to participate in the pilot in recognition of our record of community engagement as a university founded by the community for the community.
As a member of the pilot project, Carleton has the opportunity to shape the new Canadian protocol for Carnegie certification. The focus of certification is the university’s corporate record of support of community engagement and the development and maintenance of strong, mutual relationships with partners.
Hub for Good
Carleton is expanding and formalizing its community engagement efforts through the creation of a public-facing website and portal called the Hub for Good. The development is led by the Department of University Advancement under the guidance of the Community Engagement Steering Committee. The Hub will serve as a web platform to promote and broker collaboration with the community. It will provide a mechanism to support Carleton’s existing community engagement activities by offering a variety of supports in a centralized location, clarifying points of contact for different types of initiatives and providing engagement and partnership services. Read more about the Hub: hubforgood.carleton.ca