Outreach and Engagement at Michigan State University, 2017

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 2017 were collected between February and April 2018 and represent the 14th year of data collection; 723 faculty and academic staff responded to the survey. Since 2004, 4,306 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 2017 include the following:

$10,875,378

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)

73.1%

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

55.0% = Enhanced the student experience

60.3% = Enriched community, economic, and family life

25.8% = Expanded international reach

42.4% = Increased research opportunities

38.7% = Strengthened stewardship

51.1% = Advanced our culture of high performance

446

Number of specific projects/activities reported

Of the respondents who described specific projects/activities:

77.3% = Reported working with external partners

65.0% = Reported having created intellectual property and scholarly outcomes

50.5% = Reported that their outreach work impacted their scholarly or teaching practices

32,241

Number of student registrations for community-engaged learning and/or community service placements during the 2017-2018 academic year. Of those student registrations, 44% (14,280) were for community-engaged learning placements as part of an academic course or program and 56% (17,961) were for cocurricular community service.

CHART:  Forms of Engagement reported by MSU Faculty and Academic Staff in 2017

CHART:  Number of Student Registrations for Service-Learning Received and Accommodated, 2002-2017

CHART:  Number of Student Registrations for Service-Learning Received and Accommodated, 2002-2017

* 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.

* 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.