State funding and the engaged university: Understanding community engagement and state appropriations for higher education

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Abstract

Some higher education leaders have suggested that colleges and universities could generate state support if they were more productively engaged in addressing societal needs. This multi-case study examines how community engagement is expressed and understood at institutions that vary in their expected levels of state appropriations. The findings suggest that institutions with higher than expected levels of state appropriations over a 20-year period were located in urban, politically powerful districts with prevalent community engagement opportunities, had less intensive research missions, manifested campus cultures supporting engagement, and relationships with community and industry partners that were reciprocal and mutually beneficial.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)133-169
Number of pages37
JournalReview of Higher Education
Volume38
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2014

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