Community Engagement

Northern Illinois University is recognized by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching as an “Engaged Institution,” which collaborates with the larger community in the context of partnership and reciprocity. While the Division of Outreach, Engagement and Regional Development provides leadership, partnership and support for community engagement efforts, these efforts occur across all seven colleges and the many centers and divisions at NIU.

This collection showcases the research, artistry and scholarship of NIU faculty, students and staff that explores and advances the field of community engagement.


Publications from 2020


Building a structural model of motivational regulation and learning engagement for undergraduate and graduate students in higher education, Heoncheol Yun and Sanghoon Park, Department of Educational Technology, Research and Assessment (ETRA)

Theses/Dissertations from 2018


Voluntary Engagement and College Retention: Does the Type of Engagement Predict Retention for Different Types of Students?, Sarah Louise Coley

Theses/Dissertations from 2017


Student engagement : an application of the theory of planned behavior, Max A. Seisser V

Theses/Dissertations from 2004


Academic engagement from the perspective of flow theory : a comparative analysis of student experience in nontraditional and traditional schools, Lisa S. Johnson