The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching has once again recognized Kansas State University for excellence. Already ranked by the Carnegie Foundation as a "very high research activity" university, K-State was named today as one of 115 institutions to receive the 2010 Community Engagement Classification.
The classification honors higher education institutions that collaborate with their larger communities and understand the benefits of a reciprocal exchange of knowledge and resources. The Carnegie Foundation announced the newly classified institutions today.
"Being designated as an engaged university speaks to the broad-based engagement and outreach work going on at K-State," said David Procter, director of the Center for Engagement and Community Development.
K-State has a long history of community engagement and outreach, and has used its research, teaching and service to help address issues facing communities in Kansas and worldwide.
The university is involved in more than 40 campus and community partnerships. K-State's application for the designation listed 15 exemplary university and community partnerships.
K-State's application was a campus wide effort, Procter said, and included 24 campus participants. The university received the designation for its alignment among mission, culture, leadership, resources and practices, according to the Carnegie Foundation report.