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Featured MSU Engaged Scholars

Standards of Practice for Medical Examiners Developed by MSU-Sparrow Center of Excellence for Forensic Science and Medicine

Standards of Practice for Medical Examiners Developed by MSU-Sparrow Center of Excellence for Forensic Science and Medicine

As the director of MSU's Forensic Science Program, Dr. David Foran heads up the oldest continually functioning educational degree program in forensic science in the United States. Researchers and students in Michigan State University's program, which began in 1946, have participated in rapid and profound advances in the field of forensic science. Dr. Foran leads a discipline that employs the principles of chemistry, biology, math, social science theory, law, and justice. As the program description states, forensic science is "the application of the methods of science to legal matters." His research and teaching intersect with complex issues that often go beyond discovery and application of scientific knowledge. One of Foran's current endeavors is a collaboration that addresses the challenges and uneven practices of medical examiners in Michigan ... read more

Partnering with Nurses to Strengthen Health Care

Partnering with Nurses to Strengthen Health Care

For the past 25 years, Dr. Bill Corser, Associate Professor in MSU's College of Nursing, has been involved in just about every kind of nursing activity, from nursing student at Winona State University and the University of Wisconsin, Madison (where he obtained his Ph.D.), to staff nurse in medical and intensive care, nurse manager, staff developer, and nurse administrator. Because of the breadth of his experience and expertise, he is frequently called on to provide guidance to health care systems that are working toward magnet certification. He is currently working with the Allegiance Health System in Jackson, Michigan ... read more

MSU Priorities

Community and Economic Development in the 21st Century

MSU Leads $12 Million Statewide Project to Expand Broadband Services, Access and Education

MSU Leads $12 Million Statewide Project to Expand Broadband Services, Access and Education

Computer Fluency Skills Necessary for Michigan Workforce to Participate in New Information Economy

Dr. Kurt DeMaagd, assistant professor in MSU's Department of Telecommunication, Information Studies and Media, is in the midst of a three year plan that involves 300 partners and the technical and logistical skills to install 3,000 computers. The project is designed to increase the availability of public computer centers, expand broadband access in the centers, and provide technology education for Michigan citizens. According to DeMaagd, increasing citizens' confidence in technology will contribute to a more skilled workforce that is better equipped to meet the entrepreneurial demands of the information economy ... 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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