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Projects & Initiatives

Past Economic Development & Community Engagement Projects

centrality of engagement
​The centrality of engagement is critical to the success of higher education in the future. Engagement is essential to most effectively achieving the overall purpose of the university, which is focused on the knowledge enterprise.
Kellogg Commission Report Covers
​From 1996 to 2000 the W.K. Kellogg Foundation provided more than $1 million in funding for a presidential commission charged with defining and analyzing necessary reforms and suggesting ways to accomplish them. A series of reports document the commission's findings.
​APLU believes public and land-grant universities should dramatically expand engagement efforts with partners in the communities they serve—members of the public, community organizations, business and industry, state and local government, and others.
Engagement Graphic
The infographic, Scanning the Engagement Landscape: University Engagement by the Numbers, demonstrates that engagement, outreach, and community partnerships are central to the work of our APLU member universities.