Auditing and evaluating university–community engagement: lessons from a UK case study

Hart, Angela and Northmore, S. (2011) Auditing and evaluating university–community engagement: lessons from a UK case study Higher Education Quarterly, 65 (1). pp. 34-58. ISSN 0951-5224

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The growing importance of community and public engagement activities in universities has led to an increasing emphasis on auditing and evaluating university–community partnerships. However, the development of effective audit and evaluation tools is still at a formative stage. This article presents a case study of the University of Brighton’s experience of evaluating such partnerships. Drawing on this experience, a review of the literature and an analysis of published measurement frameworks, the challenges of measuring community and public engagement are discussed and a typology of dimensions for university public engagement presented. A critique of the Brighton case study and the lessons learned provides a basis for clarifying the activities that universities might want to measure and the key questions they need to ask when determining which tools are appropriate

Item Type: Journal article
Subjects: B000 Health Professions > B500 Public Health
B000 Health Professions > B600 Health Research
X000 Education > X990 Education not elsewhere classified
B000 Health Professions > B700 Nursing and Midwifery
DOI (a stable link to the resource): 10.1111/j.1468-2273.2010.00466.x
Faculties: Faculty of Health and Social Sciences > School of Nursing and Midwifery
Depositing User: Glynis Flood
Date Deposited: 18 Jan 2012 10:27
Last Modified: 19 Mar 2015 16:49

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