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Community Engagement

This guide details what different academic journals and professional associations say about community engagement

Assistant University Librarian for Communication & Digital Scholarship

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Joyce Garczynski
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Towson University Albert S. Cook Library
8000 York Road
Towson, MD 21252

Office: CK407F
Subjects: Mass Communication

What is Community Enagement?

According to the Carnegie Foundation, which designated 240 U.S. colleges and universities with their Community Engagement Classification:

"Community engagement describes 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. 

The purpose of community engagement is the partnership of college and university knowledge and resources with those of the public and private sectors to enrich scholarship, research, and creative activity; enhance curriculum, teaching and learning; prepare educated, engaged citizens; strengthen democratic values and civic responsibility; address critical societal issues; and contribute to the public good."

Towson University's Commitment to Community Engagement









TU is committed to positive impacts, making a difference, and transforming lives in the Greater Baltimore region – but we don’t do this work alone. We do it through partnerships.

President Schatzel has made the support and growth of partnerships a top priority. BTU—Partnerships at Work For Greater Baltimore—is one of eight presidential priorities that are linked to and aligned with Towson University’s strategic plan. These eight priorities will help us build a stronger foundation for Towson University’s promising future.

Journals with Community Engagement Scholarship

Towson Universisity Community Engagement Scholarship

As you create scholarship or research output resulting from your community engagement work, please consider placing a copy in Towson University's open-access repository (Scholarworks@Towson).

By including your research in our repository, you are making your scholarship available to the community members who played a part in the work.

Possible formats include, but are not limited to publications, presentation slides, videos, and images.

In order to add your community engagement scholarship to Scholarworks@Towson, just send your CV or list of publications you want added to Librarian Adam Zukowski