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University Heights, OH — John Carroll University is among 115 U.S. colleges and universities selected by The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching for its 2010 Community Engagement Classification.


The public announcement, released today, noted that, in order to be selected, colleges and universities had to provide descriptions and examples of institutionalized practices of community engagement that showed alignment among mission, culture, leadership, resources and practices.  


John Carroll’s commitment to teaching social responsibility is exemplified in a variety of academic and civic venues under the direction of many campus organizations, including: the Center for Service and Social Action; Campus Ministry; the Center for Global Education (Study Abroad/Exchange program); Arrupe Scholars for Social Action; and the Poverty and Solidarity Initiative. 


A listing of the institutions in the Community Engagement Classification can be found on the Carnegie website:


The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching is an independent policy and research center that supports needed transformations in American education through tighter connections between teaching practice, evidence of student learning, the communication and use of this evidence, and structured opportunities to build knowledge. The Foundation is located in Stanford, Calif. More information may be found on the Web site at

John Carroll University, founded in 1886 as Saint Ignatius College, is located in University Heights, Ohio, in suburban Cleveland. The University was renamed in 1923 to honor America’s first Catholic Bishop, John Carroll of Maryland. Its Jesuit Catholic mission inspires individuals to excel in learning, leadership, and service in the region and the world.  John Carroll University is recognized nationally for an exceptional four-year graduation rate, teaching excellence, and a commitment to living a faith that does justice as central to its mission. John Carroll is one of 28 Jesuit colleges and universities in the United States.