There are two key principles that inform our engagement of partners locally and around the world. The first principle is that engagement is essential for our ability to achieve the overall purpose of the university. The university, within the broader social system, has the fundamental responsibility to fuel knowledge creation and application to enhance societal purposes. The second principle is that improving the life of our communities will lead to excellence in the core missions of our institution--research, teaching and service--and, at the same time, enhance the quality of life in the communities we engage.
Charles F. Zukoski, Provost
The Engagement Task Force Report that was commissioned in the Realizing UB 2020 Strategic Plan, recommended that an inventory of engagement activity be created. This Engagement Inventory highlights the many ways that university faculty and staff collaborate with community partners to develop solutions for mutual concerns. What follows are descriptions of just some examples of the reciprocal relationships that exist between the university and its communities.
Please let us know if you have other university-community collaborations that should be included.
Mary H. Gresham
Vice Provost for Educational Collaboration & Engagement