Carnegie Classification

Congratulations to these MACC members for receiving the Community Engagement Classification:

Bristol Community College, 2006; 2015

Bunker Hill Community College, 2008; 2015

Clark University Massachusetts, 2010

Emerson College, 2015

Hampshire College, 2015

Lasell College, 2015

Massachusetts College of Art and Design,2008; 2015

Middlesex Community College, 2006; 2015

Mount Holyoke College, 2015

Mount Wachusett Community College, 2008; 2015

North Shore Community College, 2010

Northeastern University, 2015

Springfield College, 2008; 2015

Stonehill College, 2008; 2015

Suffolk University, 2010

Tufts University, 2006; 2015

University of Massachusetts Amherst, 2008; 2015

University of Massachusetts Boston, 2006; 2015

University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, 2008; 2015

University of Massachusetts Lowell, 2008; 2015

University of Massachusetts Medical School,2008; 2015

Wentworth Institute of Technology, 2008; 2015

Williams College, 2015

Worcester State University, 2015

Read an article about how MACC members lead in Community Engagement Classification.

Carnegie Classification Application Support

The Campus Compact network provides a variety of learning resources to its members for the Carnegie Classification application process. More information is available on the national Campus Compact website.

The Engaged Campus: Preparing for 2015

The first of five webinars in Campus Compact’s Engaged Campus Series was facilitated by John Saltmarsh, Bob Bringle, and Gail Robinson. It provided detailed overview of the evolving criteria to be found in the 2015 application.

Here is a snapshot:

Data from 2006–2010:

  • 311 classified institutions: 173 public / 138 private
  • 75% of 2010 completed applicants received award: 2% Community Colleges / 35% Research Universities
  • The 2015 full application will be available September 2013 / Application due April 2014 / Campuses notified December 2014

For 2015:

  • In order to be successful, campuses need to be in a position to answer ‘yes’ to foundational indicators A and B (A. Institutional Identity and Culture B. Institutional Commitment )
  • All 2015 classified institutions must achieve both curricular engagement AND outreach and partnerships
  • Applicants need to show progress on systematic campus-wide tracking or documentation mechanisms to record and/or track engagement with the community and must demonstrate how the data is shared with the public AND how assessment is aligned with institutional priorities
  • Applicants need to show community engagement defined and planned for in the strategic plans of the institution and must show an emphasis on community voice and reciprocity impacting on strategic plan

Other 2015 changes–main application:

  • Do the institutional policies for promotion and tenure reward the scholarship of community engagement? (not found in supplemental anymore and weighted more heavily)
  • ‘Curricular structures’ will need to be evident in main application – examples given were SL minors and certificates
  • Diversity issues in supplemental – CE connected with diversity, inclusiveness, and retention

Weakest areas found in Carnegie classified institutions:

  • Assessment – tracking / use / shared / for example, the number of service learning courses in target areas, aligned with strategic plan, reflecting breadth of majors and level of education (FYE/senior capstone)
  • Reciprocity – impact on institutional strategic plan
  • Partnerships – greater evidence of partnership nature being participatory, just, inclusive
  • Faculty rewards – Teaching, research, service – changes must be deeper and more pervasive

Carnegie Classification Framework

To see the full Carnegie First-Time Classification Documentation Framework, click here.