National Collaborative for the Study of University Engagement

Description:

The National Collaborative for the Study of University Engagement was developed to stimulate a greater understanding of how university engagement enhances faculty scholarship and community progress. The center addresses the full spectrum of issues surrounding faculty outreach and engagement work, including:

  • Defining outreach and engagement and seeking national alignment on the meaning and scope of the nomenclature.
  • Assessing faculty perceptions of their outreach and engagement work and how they compare to the University's outreach and engagement mission.
  • Developing measurement and benchmarking criteria for outreach and engagement (locally and nationally).
  • Studying processes and impacts of university-community collaborations.
  • Analyzing community contributions to engagement and scholarship.
  • Investigating practices and policies that enable universities and colleges to weave outreach and engagement into their institutional fabric and faculty promotion and tenure systems.
  • Providing incentives for faculty to evaluate their work as engaged scholars.
  • Defining areas of ongoing research.
  • Conducting literature reviews and writing for Web site dissemination.
  • Presenting and publishing the Center's work.

The site offers documents, archived and future conferences and events, tools for measurement and assessment, and links to national initiatives.

Location:

Kellogg Center, Room 93, Garden Level, 219 S. Harrison Road, East Lansing, MI, 48824.

Audience:

Postsecondary educators and institutions.

Partners:

MSU's Office of University Outreach and Engagement.

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