Service-Learning at UNG is part of an international push to link education with service. As such, it is imperative we remain abreast of innovations in service-learning. In addition, UNG has been recognized as a community engaged institution by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. According to the Carnegie Foundation:
“Community engagement describes collaboration between institutions of higher education and their larger communities (local, regional/state, national, global) for the mutually beneficial exchange of knowledge and resources in a context of partnership and reciprocity.
The purpose of community engagement is the partnership of college and university knowledge and resources with those of the public and private sectors to enrich scholarship, research, and creative activity; enhance curriculum, teaching and learning; prepare educated, engaged citizens; strengthen democratic values and civic responsibility; address critical societal issues; and contribute to the public good.”
This classification reflects our institutional mission and our commitment to collaboration with local, regional, state, national, and global communities.