The first publication within the TEFCE project, entitled Mapping and Critical Synthesis of Current State-of-the-Art on Community Engagement in Higher Education (2018), has been issued. The authors of the publication are members of the TEFCE project's Expert Team: Paul Benneworth (University of Twente/Center for Higher Education Policy Studies - CHEPS), Bojana Ćulum (University of Rijeka, Faculty of Philosophy), Thomas Farnell (Institute for the Development of Education - IDE), Frans Kaiser (CHEPS), Marco Seeber (University of Ghent - Centre for Higher Education Governance), Ninoslav Šćukanec (IDE), Hans Vossensteyn & Don Westerheijden (CHEPS).
This publication defines the concept of community engagement in higher education and its role in contemporary debates about the role of higher education in the 21st century and maps international initiatives and projects that have attempted to develop frameworks for monitoring/measuring community engagement. The publication identifies the needs, gaps and opportunities for a European framework for community engagement of higher education.
The publication, and its accompanying policy brief, are available for download here: www.tefce.eu/publications.