Annual Community Engagement Activity Reporting

Unit Reporting Sites


Instructions for filling out the Community Engagement Activity form (PowerPoint)

Email Pat Smith if you need assistance

Overview of Annual Community Engagement Activity Reporting

Community partnership and collaboration are core elements of the University of Louisville's mission. Whether it is working with students in local public schools, helping to provide services in underserved neighborhoods, or building stronger communities internationally, UofL is committed to collaborating with partners to improve quality of life in places both near and far.

The purpose of the Community Engagement reporting system is to enable the University of Louisville to report on its service and engagement activities. It allows academic and administrative units to explore UofL partnership activities through a range of categories, and to share reports about the work we do with the community. The database provides information that demonstrates the ways in which faculty, staff, and students are partnering with the community and the ways in which the university serves the local community, the state, the region, the nation and around the world.

This data is critical for reporting on Community Engagement across the institution and is used for reporting and assessment processes related to the President’s 2020 Plan Scorecard, the SACS Institutional Accreditation process, and for affirmation as Carnegie Foundation Community Engagement University.

UofL Community Engagement projects break down into the following categories:

  • PARTNERSHIP: Ongoing collaboration with community partners for the mutually beneficial exchange of knowledge and resources in a context of partnership and reciprocity.
  • OUTREACH: Providing direct services, time, or resources to benefit a community or its institutions. This includes instances of public intellectualism such as talks, lectures, presentations, performances, etc.
  • CURRICULAR ENGAGEMENT: Student involvement with external partners via coursework (Community-Based Learning courses)
  • ENGAGED SCHOLARSHIP: Faculty scholarly work done in full partnership with the community. It consists of research, teaching, and the application of scholarship for the mutual benefit of the institution and community partner.