Carnegie Foundation Community Engagement Classification
The College of Sciences and Mathematics (COSAM) continues to achieve an array of exciting awards and accolades as I highlighted in my December 2019 message. As we enter another great year of Auburn excellence, the university has announced an important outreach milestone.
Our institution recently received further affirmation of its land-grant mission with the recent renewal of its Carnegie Foundation Community Engagement Classification. The designation recognizes the scope, quality and impact of Auburn’s outreach mission through its institutional engagement in the community. Auburn has held its engagement classification continuously since 2010 and received renewal of the designation through 2026 following a year-long application process led by the Division of University Outreach’s Office of Public Service.
The Community Engagement designation is the premier institutional recognition for a university’s total outreach and extension body of work in the community. Already, Auburn is recognized in the Carnegie system as a comprehensive, doctoral granting, research institution, having earned the elite “R1” research status just this past year. This latest recognition by Carnegie places Auburn among a select group of leading universities cited for their commitment to engagement.
In COSAM, we are consistently contributing to Auburn’s overall community engagement effort. Below are just a few examples of the impact our of college:
- Office of Outreach Engaging Families – Getting Under the Surface
- Auburn’s Arboretum Embraces the Community – New Oaks’ Alley Community Display
- Alabama Success Stories in the Advsior – Outreach Programs Keep High-Achieving Students in Alabama and Inspire Students to Pursue Rewarding Careers
- Impacting the Next Generation of Scientists - Female Scientists Inspire Women through Coloring Book
- Auburn Student Engagement – Auburn Students View Transit of Mercury
As we continue our drive to better the world, we are grateful for your dedication to Auburn, and with your help we look forward to continuing our institution’s great work in the community and beyond.
Thank you for your support, and War Eagle!
Dean Nicholas J. Giordano