Higher education is being asked to pay more attention to student learning and to contribute to the enhancement of the social and economic conditions of the community it serves. As a result, educational institutions will no longer be self-contained Community members and organizations have become not only critical partners inframing the goals and intentions of the educational reform movement, but they also have assets that must be tapped by educational institutions that wish to implement change and respond to social needs
Ramaley, Judith A., "Preparing the Way for Reform in Higher Education: Drawing Upon the Resources of the Community-at-Large" (1995). Higher Education. 183.