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Featured MSU Engaged Scholars

Toward an Ethical Understanding of the Environment

Toward an Ethical Understanding of the Environment

Environmental scientists and environmental ethicists are two groups who share the goal of understanding how we ought to relate to nature, but who employ very different methods and philosophies. And, according to associate professor Michael Nelson, who holds a joint appointment in MSU's Lyman Briggs College, Department of Fisheries and Wildlife, and Department of Philosophy, there has been little collaboration between these groups.

So in 2007, Nelson, along with colleague John Vucetich, an associate professor of wildlife ecology at Michigan Technological University, created the Conservation Ethics Group (CEG), to help address this situation ... read more

A Scientific Approach to Sports Leadership and Youth Development

A Scientific Approach to Sports Leadership and Youth Development

Sports can be a critical component in many children's lives, and those involved in youth athletic programs have developed a variety of goals to enrich adolescent sports participation. Dan Gould, professor in the Department of Kinesiology and director of the Institute for the Study of Youth Sports, has dedicated his career to the pursuit of scientific evidence that guides improvements in youth athletic experiences.

The Institute has a clear mission: to provide leadership, scholarship and outreach that "transforms" the face of youth sports in ways that maximize the beneficial physical, psychological, and social effects of participation for children and youth while minimizing detrimental effects... read more

MSU Priorities

Community and Economic Development in the 21st Century

MSU Institute of Public Utilities Facilitates Michigan Forum on Economic Regulatory Policy

MSU Institute of Public Utilities Facilitates Michigan Forum on Economic Regulatory Policy

Annual Michigan Forum on Economic Regulatory Policy engages policymakers and stakeholders in contemporary trends and issues

MSU's Institute of Public Utilities (IPU), founded in 1965, is one of the longest standing centers on MSU's campus. Its mission is to support informed, effective, and efficient regulation of public utilities. Dr. Janice Beecher, professor in MSU's College of Social Science and IPU director, believes that the Institute's academic affiliation is critical to its role in providing objective educational opportunities and applied research to the regulatory policy community.

Since 2003, the IPU has offered the Michigan Forum on Economic Regulatory Policy, a one-day seminar for policymakers and stakeholders focusing on Michigan regulatory issues in telecommunications and energy within the changing national context... 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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