Capturing the Economic and Social Value of Higher Education- A pilot study of Dublin City University

On 22nd December 2014, Chief Executive of the Higher Education Authority, Tom Boland, released a report that breaks new ground in terms of measuring the full economic, social and cultural value of the Irish University. This DCU pilot study will feed into national debates on the importance of engagement. It will also inform the way the Higher Education Authority creates metrics to evaluate the performance of Ireland's higher education institutions. 

Latest report: Campus Engage World Café National Consultation Report, 2014 on higher education - community engagment now available

On the 17th June 2014, Campus Engage hosted 180 delegates from civil society organisations, higher education institutions and policy makers at a symposium, Campus-community partnerships: conversations for change, at Dublin Castle. A highlight from the day’s events included the “world café” roundtables, set up to consult with our key stakeholders on their interpretation of the benefits, facilitators and barriers to effective campus -community engagement and what Campus Engage can do to support their needs.

SCIENCE AND SOCIETY: Time for a new deal

"We are only able to improve Europe if we are able to ensure the engagement of all Europeans, all our citizens. Europe, to be successful, needs the support of citizens and “citizens will not be convinced with rhetoric and promises only, but only with a concrete set of common achievements” (José Manuel Barroso, State of the Union speech, September 2013).

Capturing the ‘insight’ dimension of Framework of Qualifications: learning from civic engagement

Dr. Josephine A. Boland's research interests relate to higher education policy and practice, as evidenced by her doctoral thesis ‘Embedding a civic engagement dimension within the higher education curriculum; a study of policy, process and practice in Ireland’. She is a part of a team of colleagues, students and community partners in NUIGalway developing a service learning project – ‘Learning to Teach for Social Justice’ – within the context of initial teacher education.

Demonstrating Impact: Current Practice amongst Social Purpose Organisations in Ireland

This brief report provides a snapshot of the situation in Ireland in November 2011.  It does not claim to be definitive.  Although the term ‘impact measurement’ is used throughout, it should be noted that this includes the full continuum of measurement; from outcomes, to impacts, and to social value in its widest sense.

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Campus Engage CBR and CBL Working Group Steering Committee Project Proposals, 2013-2014

This document covers Community-based Research and Community-based Learning Working Group project proposals to be accepted by the Campus Engage Steering Committee. The proposals prioritise activities from the national work plan for 2014-2015. The proposals are draft and will be shaped with other stakeholders, signed up to be active working group members, in the development process.


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