Faculty Resources

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 of us access to an array of resources you can look through at facultydiversity.org.  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 going to the following website: http://www.facultydiversity.org/?Institutions_Served 

Click “Institutional Sub-account Member” about halfway down the page Click “Register Now” button under Institutional Sub-account· Enter your information, including your MSU email.  You will receive confirmation of your membership in an email.

NCFD has a well-developed instructional section, which you can find at http://www.facultydiversity.org/?page=WebinarCalendar.  Once you are registered, you can then go to Member Resources, where there is a list of materials and past and upcoming workshops.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Funding Sources

Academic Advancement Network 


You can find more diversity and inclusion information at the main university inclusion website.