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Featured MSU Engaged Scholars

Teachers of Writing, Writers, and Students Learn Best Practices

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

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

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, transformative, and anchored in scholarship. If you are a faculty or academic staff member wanting to establish a community partnership, University Outreach and Engagement may be able to help you. Our staff and researchers have connections across the state in areas such as education, mental health, human services, business, and government. For more information, contact Burton Bargerstock, Executive Director of the Office for Public Engagement and Scholarship, at (517) 353-8977 or bb@msu.edu.


We would like to hear from you. Contact us with comments, suggestions, announcements, or "engaged scholar" project information for future e-newsletters. Send to: engaged.scholar@msu.edu.


MSU Graduate Certification in Community Engagement
This program prepares graduate students for careers that integrate scholarship with community engagement. It offers students a transcript notation indicating that they have completed the program.

Community Engagement Toolkits
Designed by the Center for Community Engaged Learning to guide and support MSU faculty, students, staff, and community partners.

Transformations in Higher Education: The Scholarship of Engagement Series
Available from Michigan State University Press

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