An Engaged Anchor Institution
Measuring and analyzing Cornell University’s socioeconomic impact on Tompkins County
A 2017 report from Democracy Collaborative, Higher Education’s Anchor Mission, examined how universities’ efforts to track the impact they have on “the financial and social wellbeing of their surrounding neighborhoods is helping these anchor institutions align their resources to build stronger community partnerships and create more inclusive local economies.” Following the guidelines set out in that report, this project team is developing tools to help Cornell University assess its long-term socioeconomic impacts as an engaged anchor institution in Tompkins County. Results will be made available through a public online dashboard.
Topics: Access, Equity and Justice; Economic Vitality and Entrepreneurship; Education; Energy, Environment and Sustainability
Kieran Donaghy, Department of City and Regional Planning
College of Architecture, Art and Planning
- Tom Schryver, Center for Regional Economic Advancement
- Jason Cole, University Relations
- Louis Chua, Regional Science M.S. Candidate 2020, Department of City and Regional Planning
Grants for Faculty Research on Engagement
Supporting faculty who are investigating community-engaged learning and research and its specific impacts.