Community Engagement Effectiveness
The effectiveness of community engagement builds upon a shared understanding of the values, meanings, principles and processes involved. Effective community engagement requires:
- formation of rich, authentic and sustainable university-community relationships and partnerships built on trust;
- mutually beneficial goals that contribute to the common good, engaged citizenship, and are underpinned by a social justice framework;
- structures that support sustainability of the engagement; and
- acknowledgement and celebration of achievements by both the university and communities.