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Outreach & Engagement Measurement Instrument (OEMI) is open
MSU Faculty and Specialists: Make sure your outreach and engaged scholarship is counted. The OEMI is an MSU online survey that collects data about scholarly activities for the direct benefit of external audiences.
Deadline: March 20, 2009


2009 Emerging Engagement Scholars Workshop
Intensive professional development program for advanced doctoral students and early career faculty to increase their knowledge and enhance their practice of community engaged scholarship. Travel grants are available for up to two MSU doctoral students.
Deadline: March 2, 2009


National Science Foundation research funding workshop at MSU
Full day series of workshops on Monday, April 6, 2009. Rare opportunity for MSU faculty and graduate student researchers to learn how NSF funds are distributed.
Presentations will be offered in specific topic areas. Free, space limited, reservations required.


MSU presented with 2008 Presidential Award for General Community Service
Center for Service-Learning and Civic Engagement receives top national honors, first Michigan higher education institution recognized for overall excellence.

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Featured MSU Engaged Scholars

Teachers of Writing, Writers, and Students Learn Best Practices Janet A. Swenson, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Department of Writing, Rhetoric, and American Cultures
Associate Dean, Undergraduate Education

Teachers of Writing, Writers, and Students Learn Best Practices

Outreach Scholarship Community Partnership Award honors Dr. Janet Swenson and Red Cedar Writing Project

Janet Swenson knows that effective communication depends on far more than simply the written word. Over the past few years numerous powerful and inexpensive communication technologies have become available to the average user. Cell phones enhanced with camera, video, and keyboard capacities, along with fully functioning, highly portable mini-notebook computers, have emerged in conjunction with Internet-based social networking and collaborative writing opportunities ... read more

Transforming Companies to Meet the Challenge of Change Ram Narasimhan, Ph.D.
University Distinguished Professor
John H. McConnell Professor of Business Administration, Department of Supply Chain Management

Transforming Companies to Meet the Challenge of Change

Our nation's businesses are facing major challenges, and not just as a result of the current economic crisis. In order to compete effectively in a globalized context—in fact in order to survive—businesses need to be flexible and innovative. Executives and managerial professionals need to know how to change and change quickly ... read more

MSU Priorities
Community and Economic Development in the 21st Century

Local to Global to Local:  The Food Safety Knowledge Network

Local to Global to Local: The Food Safety Knowledge Network

Safe, Affordable Food is a Worldwide Concern

Over the past decades, the food procurement system has become truly globalized, reaching into every corner of the world to ensure consumers an uninterrupted and affordable supply of food. However, recent incidences of food safety problems have undermined consumers' confidence in the integrity of the system ... read more

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Upcoming Events

National Outreach Scholarship Conference
This year's host is the University of Georgia
September 28-30, 2009


Michigan World Usability Day 2009
Theme this year is sustainability
November 12, 2009

Looking for Community Partners?

Collaboration and partnership with communities are at the core of engaged scholarship. In all of its work, University Outreach and Engagement emphasizes university-community partnerships that are collaborative, participatory, empowering, systemic, and transformative, and anchored in scholarship. If you are a faculty or academic staff member wanting to establish a partnership with community partners to work on a specific research issue, University Outreach and Engagement can help you. Our University-Community Partnerships (UCP) staff, specialists, and researchers have established connections across the state in a number of areas such as education, mental health, human service, business, and government. For more information, contact Bob Brown at (517) 432-1450 or brownr23@msu.edu.

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