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The President’s Task Force on Community Engagement engaged in deliberations leading to an understanding of what it meant to be an “engaged university”. The Task Force placed special emphasis on understanding community-university engagement as it was consistent with York’s institutional mission, identity, and commitment, and developing means of measuring engagement within the activities of the University, including but not limited to, teaching/learning, research, and service.

Working within a strategic framework and using a consensus-building approach, the Task Force aimed to accomplish the following:

To develop an institutional statement on community-university engagement that:

The work of the Task Force culminated in a Final Report that summarized the findings of internal and external consultations, deliberations of the Task Force and provided recommendations for the University as it moves forward as an engaged university.