THE GUIDELINE FOR OPERATION DEVELOPMENT FOR UNIVERSITY SOCIAL ENGAGEMENT
Keywords:University Social Engagement, Problems and Operation Development
This study aims to examine the problems and the threat of university social engagement operations, as well as to study suggestions and guidelines for the development of university social engagement. This study is divided into two phases. First are fieldwork surveys and in-depth interviews of the head of projects, community leaders, local administration organizations, and population in the areas with twelve university social engagement projects. Second, researchers attended a seminar and training of the TSDF–TRF Sustainability Forum. The study found that university social engagement lacks integration between experts in many fields of study, lacks prioritizing community problems, and lacks deep research about the selected community and the university’s social engagement project. For the development of the university’s social engagement project, the university should prepare and train staff to be ready for all kinds of social engagements. In addition, the university should study the target area and do an analysis before setting the project up, and the project grants should be integrated between multidisciplinary sciences. The project grant should be used for a research and study program, including sub-projects, and have indicate the assessment process after the community engagement project is finished.