Student Resources

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.

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.

Faculty Resources

Academic Advancement Network
Academic Advancement Network (AAN) is a unit within the Office of the Provost that facilitates cross-institutional connections among individuals and entities in support of the advancement of academic careers. We are building on the foundations established by our predecessor, the Office of Faculty & Organizational Development.

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.

Infancy to Innovation Framework
Infancy to Innovation (I2I) 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.

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.

Office of University Outreach and Engagement
The Office of University Outreach and Engagement facilitates university-wide efforts to create an ecosystem of engagement by supporting the engaged activities of faculty, staff, and students; fostering public access to university expertise and resources; and by advocating for exemplary engaged scholarship, nationally and internationally.

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.

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.