Portland State University's Second (R)evolution: Partnering to Anchor the Institution in Sustainable Communities


  • Wim Wiewel Portland State University


Higher Education, Community Partnerships, Community Engagement


Portland State University has become internationally known for its whole-university approach to community-university engagement. Many academic leaders from around the world are now drawing on models for engagement that originated at Portland State. As the university takes stock of its successes, of changing economic conditions, and of the increasingly urgent need to focus on sustainability, the campus with its new leadership has begun to look closely at how to expand and refine the models. This paper on mPortland State's Second (R)evolution provides models and ideas that show great promise of reinvigorating community-university partnerships nationally and internationally.