Portland State University
A Leader in Engagement
Engaged Learning Experiences
Portland State students participate in engaged and transformative learning experiences in which they build the knowledge, skills, values and motivation for making a positive difference in both their own lives and their communities.
Learning and Scholarship Themes
PSU strengths are reflected in five action-oriented foci.
Engaged scholarship emerges from learning and discovery in collaboration with communities. It engages faculty in academically relevant work that simultaneously meets campus mission and community needs: a scholarly agenda that integrates communities' assets and interests. Engaged scholarship generates, transmits, integrates and applies knowledge through collaborations designed to contribute to the public good.
An Engaged Institution
Engagement describes the collaboration between Portland State and its larger communities (local, regional, national, global) for the mutually beneficial exchange of knowledge and resources in a context of partnership and reciprocity. Through its engagement, Portland State creates and transmits knowledge with meaning and ensures relevant and authentic teaching and learning experiences.