Stony Brook University Awarded 2010 Community Engagement Classification
The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching has granted Stony Brook University the highly selective 2010 Community Engagement Classification for Curricular Engagement and Community Outreach. This voluntary classification, a designation shared by only 311 institutions of higher education, provides national acknowledgement for Stony Brook’s institutional commitment to, and support of its surrounding community.
“Through a classification that acknowledges significant commitment to and demonstration of community engagement, the Foundation encourages colleges and universities to become more deeply engaged, to improve teaching and learning and to generate socially responsive knowledge to benefit communities,” said Carnegie President Anthony Bryk. “We are very pleased with the movement we are seeing in this direction.”
Institutional support by the University at large comes from both academic and medical campuses, and the list of entities that educate, mentor, serve, and outreach to a variety of community partners throughout Long Island, New York City, and overseas is extensive. Students, faculty, and staff on Stony Brook’s Main campus and the Medical Center campus participate in academic service projects, internships, community based research, and out-of-class service activities.