Higher Education’s Anchor Mission: A Sharpened Imperative & A Framework for Action
Coalition of Urban and Metropolitan Universities (CUMU) and its partners at the Healthcare Anchor Network (HAN) recently published a paper featuring work from CUMU member institutions related to the CUMU Anchor Learning Network. In the report Drexel University identifies the anchor mission as a key component of their civic engagement mission.
The paper outlines the three anchor mission strategies of inclusive local, hiring; place-based investing; and impact purchasing. The authors, Julia Anderson and David Zuckerman, note in the introduction, “Facilitating a more rapid and effective adoption of the anchor mission across the sector requires more than the recognition of one’s rootedness and impact on the community. It necessitates a shared vision in the field of higher education for creating more equitable economies by prioritizing the needs of local, long-term, and low-income residents.”
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