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FAQ

What? Engagement is defined by the Carnegie Foundation as “The collaboration between institutions of higher education and their larger communities for the mutually beneficial exchange of knowledge and resources in the context of
partnership and reciprocity.”

How? The CCE plan supports and infuses academic and scholarly engagement initiatives
across all areas of the institution, and creates opportunities for collaborative reciprocal
partnerships for formal and sustainable public engagement.

Where?
Engaged teaching and learning, and engaged scholarship are by definition situated in and built with communities locally and
globally.

Who? Engagement supports and encourages students, faculty, student affairs
professionals, administrators, campus and community members to share their
voices, experiences and expertise in mutually beneficial projects.

Why? UNC Engagement vitalizes our academic enterprise by underscoring
interconnections between teaching, research, creative works and practice.
• Engagement prepares students as productive global citizens
• Engagement enables learning with and in communities
• Engagement empowers community and others to have a voice in UNC
• Engaged teaching, service learning activities, and engaged scholarship
are high-impact practices