by Ward Mullens, Published February 11, 2009
YPSILANTI — U.S. Representative John Dingell (D-Dearborn) will join EMU President Susan Martin Monday, Feb. 16 to celebrate Eastern Michigan University’s recent community engagement classification by The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching.
The event, which is open to the public, will begin at 3:15 p.m. in room 300 of the EMU Student Center.
The Carnegie Classification in Community Engagement is a recent addition to the well-established Carnegie Classification system for U.S. colleges and universities. It is an elective classification that requires institutions to submit applications with extensive documentation. Of the 217 institutions that declared an interest in applying for the classification in 2008, only 119 were awarded the designation.