Carnegie Community Engagement Classification
The classification was awarded based on a review of UNO’s application which included documentation of institutional commitment, advanced curricular and assessment practices, and deep community partnerships.
Below is information that was used to support UNO’s Community Engagement Classification portfolio.
Other (Conference Presentation)
Instituitional Identity and Culture
Additional ResourcesNews Articles
CPACS Reappointment, Promotion, Tenure (RPT) Guidelines
COE RPT Guidelines
IARSLCE Conference 2013 Program
Community and global engagement is often at the heart of UNO Chancellor John Christensen's addresses or speeches. Explore the links below for transcripts of these messages.2006 "A Snapshot in Time: The State of the University, October 2006" (.pdf)
2007 "Living in the Future, Understanding the Past" (.pdf)
2008 "UNO 100: Central to Our City, Fulfilling the Promise" (.pdf)
2009 "101 Years: Writing the Next Chapter" (.pdf)
2010 "A Time to Be Bold: Opportunities and Challenges in 2011" (.pdf)
2011 Convocation Address (.pdf)
2012 State of the University Address (.pdf)
2012 Community Engagement Center Groundbreaking Speech (.pdf)
2013 State of the University Address (.pdf)
2013 Omaha Press Club Speech: "Recent Changes at UNO" (.pdf)
2014 State of the University Address (.pdf)
2008 "UNO is interacting more with Omahans" (.pdf)
2009 "Community engagement greatly important to problem-solving" (.pdf)
2009 "UNO's CPAC Outreach: Statewide Vision" (.pdf)
2009 "New Meaning for 'Town and Gown:' UNO shows public spirit" (.pdf)
2010 "Statewide Service Work: UNO's Outreach" (.pdf)
2011 "State of the University Address: UNO is set to move ahead" (.pdf)
2012 "UNO Spring Break: Time off to help others" (.pdf)
Community engagement is one of the University of Nebraska at Omaha's campus priorities and is often the focus of university press releases.
In 2012, UNO presented to members of the Coalition of Urban and Metro Universities (CUMU) on the topic of "Working Together: A Values Approach for Strengthening University/Community Partnerships."
The University of Nebraska at Omaha is Nebraska's metropolitan university -- a university with strong academic values and significant relationships with our community that transform and improve life.
- Place students at the center of the educational enterprise;
- Expand the educational achievement, intellectual aspirations and horizons of our students with local, state, national, and global communities;
- Offer comprehensive educational programs and services of the highest quality;
- Serve as a recognized center for research, scholarship, creative expression and artistic performance designed to meet the broader community's needs;
- Provide outreach partnerships that address the concerns and interests of the broader external community and, in doing so, become an integral part of the community;
- Build understanding and respect in academic and human relationships by reflecting the dynamic and culturally rich nature of the metropolitan area;
- Exercise statewide responsibility for selected graduate and undergraduate programs.
The University of Nebraska at Omaha will be a metropolitan university of high distinction -- a university with strong academic and scholarly values distinguished by creative relationships with the communities we serve.
The University of Nebraska at Omaha has been involved in strategic planning since its doors opened in 1908. In 1997, that involvement expanded into a new campus-wide strategic planning initiative. Faculty, staff, students and members of the community have created a dynamic process that encourages good ideas, allows employees to shape direction, and is transforming our institution.
From January 2009 through March 2014, news items regarding the University of Nebraska at Omaha's dedication to community engagement and service learning garnered global attention by reaching tens-of-millions of unique visitors and a potential viewership of more than half-a-billion.
- Unique Visitors: 80,226,564
- Potential Viewership: 543,131,586
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