ASU recognized for community engagement by Carnegie Foundation

carnegie_socially_embedded_communityArizona State University has been selected to receive the 2015 Community Engagement Classification from the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. According to John Saltmarsh, director of the New England Resource Center for Higher Education that oversees the application process, the classification is bestowed upon institutions that have demonstrated deep engagement with local, regional, national and global communities. Institutions participate voluntarily by submitting materials describing the nature and extent of their engagement in the community. ASU is one of three institutions of higher learning to receive the designation in Arizona, and one of 157 campuses to achieve re-classification nationally. Jacqueline Smith - executive director of University Initiatives and adviser to the president for social embeddedness - says, “The Carnegie designation serves as a testament to ASU’s university-wide commitment to the economic, social and cultural vitality of our communities.”