Number of Programs: 5
October 19 - 20, 2017
Pierce Cedar Creek Institute, 701 W. Cloverdale Road, Hastings, MI 49058
This academic writing retreat provides a dedicated space and time away from campus for faculty, academic staff, and graduate students to write about their community-engaged scholarship, including community-engaged research, service-learning or civic engagement, community-university partnerships, and outreach programs.
This two-day, residential retreat includes unstructured time to work on your own writing and optional workshops to strengthen your writing and publishing skills. Throughout the retreat, feedback is available from The Writing Center, University Outreach and Engagement, and your peers.
- October 20, 2016: Rajesh Tandon
- November 9, 2016: Budd Hall
- February 15, 2017: Shawn Wilson
- March 15, 2017: Catherine Odora Hoppers
Kellogg Center and International Center, MSU, East Lansing, MI, 48824
MSU's National Collaborative for the Study of University Engagement (NCSUE) offers a global speaker series with four invited international speakers, around the topic of global engagement.
The reports, guides, proceedings, and periodicals produced by MSU's Office of University Outreach and Engagement:
help foster a national discussion about what it means for an institution to meet its responsibilities both to the public and to scholarship through community engagement;
address questions regarding the responsibility of public universities to the constituencies and society they serve;
help implement the University’s commitment to serving the public with the knowledge resources of a major research university.
- Thursday, September 28, 2017: Robert Hazen
- Tuesday, October 24, 2017: Ted Chiang
- Thursday, October 26, 2017: Neil Shubin
Room 115, International Center, 427 North Shaw Lane, East Lansing, MI 48824
MSU's Office of the Vice Provost for Research and Graduate Studies presents a speaker series each semester. The Fall 2017 series includes:
- Robert Hazen, Director, Deep Carbon Observatory; Senior Research Scientist, Carnegie Institution of Washington’s Geophysical Laboratory; and Clarence Robinson Professor of Earth Science at George Mason University: "The Deep Carbon Observatory"
- Ted Chiang, award winning author of "Story of Your Life," which was adapted into the 2016 movie, "Arrival."
- Neil Shubin, Senior Advisor to the President and Robert R. Bensley Distinguished Service Professor, Department of Organismal Biology and Anatomy, The University of Chicago; Professor, Committee on Evolutionary Biology, Committee on Stem Cell, Regenerative and Developmental Biology, The University of Chicago; and Research Associate, Department of Geology, The Field Museum of Natural History: "Your Inner Fish and the Universe Within"
Kellogg Center, Room 93, Garden Level, 219 S. Harrison Road, East Lansing, MI, 48824.
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.