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.

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