Becoming a Steward Of Place

Over the past decade, as AASCU has worked to operationalize its concept of “stewards of place,” others were working to build a more coherent intellectual grounding for the work of campuses interacting with their communities.

This report is organized to present the summary analysis and recommendations, followed by key “areas of focus” that include key findings, examples and discussion in each area. Following the areas of focus is a section on “overall discussion and recommendations.” The recommendations are designed to inform campus leaders at AASCU campuses and other engaged campuses—as well as campuses seeking the Carnegie Community Engagement Classification in the future—as to way of deepening their institutional commitment to community engagement.