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  • National Collaborative for the Study of University Engagement

    Location:

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

    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.

  • National Superconducting Cyclotron Laboratory

    Location:

    1 Cyclotron, 640 S. Shaw Lane, East Lansing, MI, 48824.

    Description:

    MSU's National Superconducting Cyclotron Laboratory (NSCL) is a national user facility devoted to basic research in nuclear science as well as accelerator and instrumentation research and development. Historically, the NSCL has played a key role in the scientific and technical education of a large number of young scientists and engineers in undergraduate, graduate, and postdoctoral programs. The NSCL plays an important role in pre-college and community education with programs such as a summer intern program for middle and high school teachers and guided tours of the facility to interested groups. The NSCL also has a number of research activities including research of nuclear structure and reactions; nuclear astrophysics; the Rare Isotope Accelerator (RIA) Project; and accelerator design and beam physics.

  • Office of International Studies in Education

    Location:

    517 Erickson Hall, 620 Farm Lane, East Lansing, MI  48824

    Description:

    The MSU College of Education's Office of International Studies in Education fosters an integrated effort for the advancement of:

    International research to improve education in the U.S. and other countries;
    Creation of the educational conditions necessary for sustainable international development; and
    Coursework and other measures to help U.S. educators become more internationally oriented.

    By integrating international perspectives into its teaching, research, and public service, the Office of International Studies in Education seeks a comparative understanding of educational policies, institutions, and practices. The goal is to find ways to enhance the learning of children, teachers, and other adults in the United States while contributing to the worldwide effort of educators to address the economic, environmental, social, cultural, and political challenges of our time.

  • W.K. Kellogg Biological Station Tours, Events, and Resources (Hickory Corners, MI)

    Location:

    3700 East Gull Lake Dr, Hickory Corners, MI, 49060.

    Description:

    MSU's Kellogg Biological Station (KBS) is one of North America's premier inland field stations. Located between Battle Creek and Kalamazoo, KBS is known for its contributions to ecological science and evolutionary biology. KBS's mission is to develop programs in research, education, and extension directed toward a comprehensive understanding of natural and managed ecosystems and the conservation of natural resources. KBS is a field site for ecological research not only because of its excellent facilities but also because of the exceptional diversity of field research sites that are readily accessible from the station. Much of the habitat and species diversity that characterize the upper Midwest can be found in the local area. KBS provides educational tours of the Manor House, Bird Sanctuary and Kellogg Farm, as well as many events and workshops for K-12 educators, students, and the general public.

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