The University-Community Compact

Innovation in Community Engagement
  • Robert W. Franco
Part of the International and Development Education book series (INTDE)


American higher education (HE) has a rich history of university-community engagement. Today, however, most colleges and universities find themselves still cloistered in “town versus gown” issues with their publics and legislatures. These issues are having a significant negative impact on community and legislative willingness to fund HE at local, state, and national levels. Some institutional types are at greater risk of confronting their demise.


Community College Student Engagement Community Engagement Civic Engagement Junior College 
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