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This framework, illustrated in Figure 3, maps closely with the common characteristics of engaged universities (Ramaley 2005).
The 'Environment for Health' framework used the community capacity framework developed by the Center for Civic alliances.
The alliance's monitoring and evaluation framework, developed during 2007, attempts to integrate community capacity and community engagement frameworks. For example, if its three-year strategy were successful, outcomes at the level of the individual person might include new skills and knowledge for students, Deakin University staff, Department of Human Services staff, research partners, citizens and other stakeholders. In particular it would include skills to encourage civic participation, with key stakeholders increasingly participating in the governance of the alliance, and students taking on service learning and related leadership roles in the community. An organisational-level change already under way is the development of a Department of Human Services Student Placement Protocol to streamline the process of placing and supporting Deakin University students in positions with the Department of Human Services and its funded agencies. Inter-organisational changes might include new and extended linkages between the alliance and a diverse range of public, private, non-profit and community-based organisations. Finally, community-level changes might include evidence that the alliance has played a contributing role in the adoption of new public policies that encourage community wellbeing, such as new urban planning regulations that promote sustainability, walking and public transport.