Student engagement is the psychological investment a student makes in learning. This includes the degree to which a student actively participates in academic and cocurricular activities on the campus, pursuing contact with faculty outside the classroom, involvement in civic activities and service learning, and participation in cocurricular learning.
Strategic planning for curriculum and campus activities that engage students requires broad collaboration across campus divisions. A variety of best practices are available to campuses developing strategic plans to engage students. Creating a campus that engages students in all aspects of college life requires careful planning, use of best practices, and collaboration between academic and student services professionals.