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Featured MSU Engaged Scholars

Promoting Academic and Social Success in American Indian Head Start Programs

Promoting Academic and Social Success in American Indian Head Start Programs

American Indian children face many challenges, beginning at a very young age. In 2006 Michigan State University entered into a long-term partnership called Wiba Anung (Early Stars) to help tackle some of those challenges for all children enrolled in Michigan-based American Indian Head Start/Early Head Start programs ... read more


Collaborating in the Care of Michigan's Aging Community

Collaborating in the Care of Michigan's Aging Community

Training current and future generations of healthcare workers to care for Michigan's elderly is an urgent need. The Geriatric Education Center of Michigan (GECM) is a statewide consortium specifically funded to address this need. Jeffrey Dwyer, Associate Dean for Research and Community Engagement in MSU's College of Human Medicine, directs the Center, which is administratively based at Michigan State University ... read more

MSU Priorities

Community and Economic Development in the 21st Century

Connecting Local Companies with Global Markets

Connecting Local Companies with Global Markets

Michigan businesses are on the front line of the state's struggle to reinvent its economy for the 21st century. Now the Michigan Export Growth Program is available to help local companies make the transition to the new global market.

With grants from the Ford Motor Company Fund, the Eli Broad College of Business, and other University sources, MSU's International Business Center launched the MEGP in fall 2009 to assist small and medium sized businesses in Michigan while giving students an opportunity to build their leadership skills ... 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 Laurie Van Egeren, Interim Associate Provost for University Outreach and Engagement at (517) 353-8977, or vanegere@msu.edu.


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We would like to hear from you. Contact us with comments, suggestions, announcements, or "engaged scholar" project information for future e-newsletters. Send to Amy Byle: esenews@msu.edu or call (517) 353-8977.

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.

Transformations in Higher Education: The Scholarship of Engagement Series
Available from MSU Press

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

Tools of Engagement Learning Modules
Online curriculum modules are available for use by MSU faculty to introduce undergraduate students to the concept of university-community engagement.

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