Carnegie Classification

Carnegie Foundation seal.
UW Bothell actively pursued the Carnegie Community Engagement Classification as an end and a means of developing our community engagement infrastructure in a way that aligns with best practices. This work involves institutionalizing community engagement through campus identity and commitment, curricular engagement, and community outreach. UW Bothell received the Classification in 2020. 

About Carnegie Classification

The Carnegie Foundation's Classification for Community Engagement is an elective classification, meaning it is based on voluntary participation by institutions. The elective classification involves data collection and documentation of important aspects of institutional mission, identity and commitments, and requires substantial effort invested by participating institutions. It is an institutional classification; it is not for systems of multiple campuses or for part of an individual campus. The classification is not an award. It is an evidence-based documentation of institutional practice to be used in a process of self-assessment and quality improvement.


UW Bothell applied for the Carnegie Community Engagement Classification in April, 2019 for the 2020 cycle. See below for the charge, process, recommendations, and submitted application: