UOE Broadens Access to the University
One of the recommendations made by the Provost's Committee on University Outreach, as outlined in its 1993 report, University Outreach at Michigan State University: Extending Knowledge to Serve Society (pp. 38-39), was that "Michigan State University should enhance the awareness of external constituents regarding its outreach activities, and then help them gain efficient access to these offerings." This mandate is directly in line with UOE's administrative responsibility to reinforce and streamline delivery of the University's primary engagement message: We are here as a resource for you.
As we saw in the first section of this issue of The Engaged Scholar Magazine, UOE has worked hard to create and sustain innovative research partnerships and to establish place-based networks capable of bringing together existing programs and organizations to tackle community issues systemically.
In this section we look at programs with a broader invitation, in many cases one that goes out to the general public rather than to academics and professionals with specific expertise.