Business and Community Engagement
JISC has recently published a Briefing Paper that summarises the key messages from the work of this theme.
Business and Community Engagement (BCE) is the strategic management, by higher and further education institutions, of relationships with external partners and clients, and of the associated knowledge exchange and workforce development services. The objective is to deliver benefits to the economy and society and enrich the institutions themselves, resulting in a more highly skilled workforce, a more efficient, dynamic and sustainable economy and a more cohesive, knowledge-enabled society.
The scope of engagement includes the commercial sector, the public sector (including charities and trusts) the cultural landscape and the social and civic arena. All institutions undertake BCE across this scope of engagement, but the exact mix and the resulting services deployed depend on institutional strategies.