Trinity College’s Application for Carnegie Community Engagement Classification 2020

In April 2019, Trinity College submitted our 2020 application for Community Engagement Classification to the Carnegie Foundation. This self-study report examines whether community engagement is sufficiently institutionalized, and documents our current processes, measurable outcomes, and overall impact. Read more about the Carnegie Classification application process at

Professors Jim Trostle and Jack Dougherty co-authored Trinity’s application, with the assistance of the Center for Hartford Engagement and Research (CHER), institutional research staff, Dean of Faculty Tim Cresswell, and many others at Trinity. We will learn if our application was accepted in December 2019.

We have made the full text of our 69-page application publicly available on the CHER website to make community engagement more transparent for the Trinity community and our Hartford partners.

Jack Dougherty
Director of the Center for Hartford Engagement and Research (CHER)
Trinity College, Hartford CT

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