Outreach and Engagement at Michigan State University, 2016

Sponsored by MSU's National Collaborative for the Study of University Engagement (NCSUE), the Outreach and Engagement Measurement Instrument (OEMI) gathers data about the outreach activities of MSU faculty and academic staff. The information is self-reported and participation in the annual survey is voluntary. Data for 2016 were collected between January and April 2017 and represent the 13th year of data collection; 884 faculty and academic staff responded to the survey. Since 2004, 4,170 distinct (non-duplicative) respondents have reported their outreach and engagement through the OEMI. For this snapshot, OEMI data are augmented with data from the service-learning and civic engagement student registration system.

OEMI results for 2016 include the following:

$14,852,293

Value of salary investment by MSU faculty and academic staff in addressing issues of public concern (data from those reporting outreach activities on the OEMI)

95.0%

Respondents whose outreach contributed to achieving Boldness by Design (BBD) imperatives:

71.0% = Enhanced the student experience

79.2% = Enriched community, economic, and family life

41.2% = Expanded international reach

59.2% = Increased research opportunities

49.6% = Strengthened stewardship

69.1% = Advanced our culture of high performance

619

Number of specific projects/activities reported

Of the respondents who described specific projects/activities:

79.1% = Reported working with external partners

61.1% = Reported having created intellectual property and scholarly outcomes

55.1% = Reported that their outreach work impacted their scholarly or teaching practices

32,223

Number of students who participated in community-engaged learning and/or community service during the 2016-2017 academic year. Of those students, 35% (11,137) were registered in community engaged learning as part of an academic course or program and 65% (21,086) participated in co-curricular community service.

CHART:  Forms of Engagement reported by MSU Faculty and Academic Staff in 2016

CHART:  Number of Student Registrations for Service-Learning Received and Accommodated, 2002-2016

CHART:  Number of Student Registrations for Service-Learning Received and Accommodated, 2002-2016

* The number of "responses" is greater than the number of "respondents." Respondents were given the opportunity to describe their engagement activities for up to two areas of social concern; each description was counted as a separate response.

CHART:  Forms of Engagement reported by MSU Faculty and Academic Staff in 2016

CHART:  Number of Student Registrations for Service-Learning Received and Accommodated, 2002-2016

CHART:  Number of Student Registrations for Service-Learning Received and Accommodated, 2002-2016

* The number of "responses" is greater than the number of "respondents." Respondents were given the opportunity to describe their engagement activities for up to two areas of social concern; each description was counted as a separate response.