2015 Carnegie Community Engagement Classified Institutions Announced

January 7, 2015


The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching and the New England Resource Center for Higher Education (NERCHE) have announced the results of the 2015 round of the Carnegie Classification for Community Engagement. Nationwide, 83 institutions are receiving the classification for the first time, while 157 are now re-classified, after being classified originally in 2006 or 2008. These 240 institutions join the 121 institutions that earned the classification during the 2010 selection process.

Congratulations to the ten Minnesota Campus Compact member institutions that are among those being recognized for their civic commitments:

Newly Classified in 2015:
Gustavus Adolphus College
St. Catherine University
University of Minnesota, Morris

Re-classified in 2015:
Augsburg College
Metropolitan State University
University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
University of St. Thomas
Winona State University

Continuing Classification from 2010:
Macalester College
St. Cloud State University

“The importance of this elective classification is borne out by the response of so many campuses that have demonstrated their deep engagement with local, regional, national, and global communities,” said John Saltmarsh, Director of the New England Resource Center for Higher Education (Carnegie’s administrative partner on the classification process). “These are campuses that are improving teaching and learning, producing research that makes a difference in communities, and revitalizing their civic and academic missions.”

For those interested in learning more about the Carnegie Classification process:
John Saltmarsh has agreed to participate in a webinar, which will be offered free to Campus Compact members. Andrew Seligsohn, president of the national Campus Compact, will interview Saltmarsh about the present and future of the Carnegie process and what campuses can learn about the state of the field from the round just completed. MNCC will distribute information about the webinar when it becomes available.

Meanwhile, more information about the Carnegie Community Engagement classification (including a timeline for the 2020 classification process) is available here.