Resources for Students and Faculty

For Students

Center for Service-Learning and Civic Engagement

Provides service-focused, community-based, learning opportunities for students that build and enhance commitments to academics, personal and professional development, and civic responsibility.

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Graduate Certification in Community Engagement

The program prepares MSU graduate students for academic careers that integrate scholarship with community engagement. The program includes both instruction and a mentored experience in community engagement. Participants receive a Certificate in Community Engagement and a notation on their academic transcript indicating program completion.

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For Faculty

The Office of University Outreach and Engagement offers many resources for faculty. Below are just a few of the tools it offers:

National Center for Faculty Diversity and Development

Michigan State University is an institutional member of the NCFD, which grants each faculty member access to an array of resources. You must be a registered individual member of NCFD in order to view this material, but you do not have to pay for a membership because MSU is an institutional member. If you are not already registered, you may do so by visiting this website.

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University-Community Partnerships Office

This office helps connect university partners to community research networks, provides support for the engagement process, and provides educational opportunities for outreach and engagement scholars.

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Tools of Engagement Research Project

A series of online modules designed to introduce undergraduate students to the concept of university-community engagement. The research project investigates the usability, learning, behavior, and organizational benefits of the modules, and factors that may influence their effectiveness.

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Birth-to-Work Networks

Birth-to-Work (BTW) is a systems change framework designed to improve developmental outcomes for all children. The framework combines community resources to promote positive transitions through three critical stages of development: 1) early childhood, 2) middle childhood/early adolescence, and 3) late adolescence/early adulthood. The ultimate goal is to affect change at all levels including the family, neighborhood, organizations, and community.

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The Evaluation Circle

A series of workshops held each semester on evaluation theory and practice for MSU and the broader Michigan community. These workshops cover evaluation topics that are often not addressed in the typical graduate curriculum. The workshops are free and open to all members of the MSU community.

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