Community engagement is central to the academic and strategic action planning process that St. Cloud State University has been undergoing since 2008.
Because community engagement takes so many different forms and involves so many different constituencies, this plan provides an overarching framework for other strategic planning efforts, such as scholarship, technology and international visioning.
As part of the University’s objective of institutionalizing our commitment to community engagement, the University President convened a workgroup to focus on these issues. The group's charge was to develop an action plan for expanding our engagement within the Central Minnesota region and a community engagement model that will guide and focus SCSU’s work with the community. The following report delineates how the group arrived at a working definition for community engagement, while also explaining the rationale for community engagement and recommending implementation strategies for realizing our vision of an engaged institution.