Community engagement and boundary-spanning roles at research universities

David J. Weerts, Lorilee R. Sandmann

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Over the past decade, community engagement has emerged as an important priority among many colleges and universities. This study employs a multi-case study design to examine boundary spanning practices of research universities that have adopted a community engagement agenda. A model is advanced to conceptualize spanning behaviors and to inform practice and future research.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)702-727
Number of pages26
JournalJournal of Higher Education
Issue number6
StatePublished - Nov 1 2010


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