Universities’ Perspectives on Community Engagement

  title={Universities’ Perspectives on Community Engagement},
  author={P. Benneworth and L. Humphrey},
This chapter makes the argument that despite the fact that utility has always been important to why universities exist, engaging with communities has been framed in ways that reinforce its perception as a transient, peripheral and even undesirable activity. The chapter begins by noting the way that the ‘idea of a university’ is used to create abstract arguments for what universities should do on the basis of what they have done. The chapter highlights four arguments which have evolved in ways… Expand