The desire to broaden Nebraska's engagement in community, industry, and global partnerships is a part of the N 2025 plan. Learn more about the N2025 Strategic plan at

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Engagement Definition

Community engagement describes collaboration between institutions of higher education and their larger communities (local, regional/state, national, global) for the mutually beneficial exchange of knowledge and resources in a context of partnership and reciprocity. The purpose of community engagement is the partnership of college and university knowledge and resources with those of the public and private sectors to enrich scholarship, research, and creative activity; enhance curriculum, teaching, and learning; prepare educated, engaged citizens; strengthen democratic values and civic responsibility; address critical societal issues; and contribute to the public good. (Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education) 

N|2025 Aim

Broaden Nebraska’s engagement in community, industry, and global partnerships.

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