March 18, 2019

ASU's director of social embeddedness talks about how the university is finding ways to integrate into surrounding communities

One of ASU’s eight design aspirations is “social embeddedness,” defined as: ASU connects with communities through mutually beneficial partnerships.

ASU Now recently spoke with Lindsey Beagley, director of social embeddedness with the Office of University Initiatives, about how ASU is finding ways to integrate into surrounding communities, and just why social embeddedness is so important.

We caught up with Beagley at the recent 2019 Social Embeddedness Network conference. Nearly 300 ASU employees gathered at the Tempe campus in late February to share strategies about how to advance socially embedded research, teaching and student development.

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