Reflections on Campus Engagement: The Value of Vision, Setting, and Talent


  • Mark Terranova University of Maryland


Higher Eucation, Campus Engagement


This essay describes the mechanisms and resources necessary to ensure effective engagement in higher education. Entering a second decade of service, our goal is to move beyond defining goals and strategies, and focus upon solidifying the institutional structures and resources needed to sustain our commitment to serving the needs of Baltimore. The Internal Resources Allocation and Enabling Mechanisms Indicators, identified by Campus Compact, serve as a framework for efforts to institutionalize engagement on our campus. The value of the internal resources allocation and enabling mechanisms indicators to the creation and success of The Shriver Center are evident. The resources committed to the Center by UMBC secure its place as part of the core mission of the university.