Campus to Community Connections

Community Engagement

What is Community Engagement?

The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching defines it as 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.

IPFW was among a select group of universities and colleges nationwide to be recognized by the Carnegie Foundation for its 2010 Community Engagement Classification.

IPFW Carnegie Community Engagement Application (pdf)

Office of Academic Internships, Cooperative Education, and Service Learning
A nationally recognized academic training program that involves partnerships between students, employers, and IPFW. This academic enhancement program gives students the opportunity to explore how classroom theory relates to actual employment opportunities.

Assessment Plan for Community Engagement Projects