Departments

University Outreach and Engagement is composed of a number of coordinated departments. Each department targets a different segment of the mission and provides different services.

  • Office of the Associate Provost for University Outreach and Engagement (APUOE)
  • APUOE provides budget, personnel, and facilities support to the UOE departments. It also administers collaborative research grants for outreach and engagement projects and supports the administrative work of the Associate Provost, Dr. Hiram E. Fitzgerald. Dr. Fitzgerald advocates for outreach participation across campus and nationally.
  • University-Community Partnerships (UCP)
  • UCP increases the capacity of MSU faculty and communities to address a variety of important societal issues. UCP offers services such as brokering and facilitating universitycommunity partnerships, connecting faculty with faculty to encourage multidisciplinary research, facilitating organizational development and change processes, offering asset/outcome evaluation training, and conducting community-based research and evaluation.
  • Community Evaluation and Research Collaborative (CERC)
  • The Community Evaluation and Research Collaborative (CERC) develops and sustains university-community partnerships that are mutually beneficial and impactful through community-based participatory evaluation and research.
  • Center for Community and Economic Development (CCED)
  • CCED is located in downtown Lansing, Michigan. CCED's mission is to create, disseminate, and apply knowledge to improve the quality of life for people in distressed urban and regional Michigan communities. CCED implements, evaluates, and disseminates innovative approaches through responsive engagement, strategic partnerships, and collaborative learning.
  • Center for Service-Learning and Civic Engagement (CSLCE)
  • The CSLCE administers a number of civic engagement programs for students. These university initiatives provide curricular and co-curricular service-based learning and engagement opportunities for MSU students. Opportunities are offered that meet students' goals while also addressing the expressed needs of the community. CSLCE also helps faculty integrate service-learning into their courses.
  • The Julian Samora Research Institute
  • The Julian Samora Research Institute (JSRI) conducts research on different aspects of Latino communities, including social, economic, educational, and political issues. Its primary areas of research are gaps between service delivery systems and Latino community needs, health disparities, and Latino entrepreneurship. It transmits its findings to academic institutions, government officials, community leaders, and private sector executives; and provides technical expertise and support to Latino communities for the purpose of developing policy responses to local problems. JSRI is also committed to the development of Latino human capital, including leadership development, empowerment, and education.
  • Gifted and Talented Education (GATE)
  • GATE is dedicated to promoting differentiated educational programs for students in grade school, middle school and high school. Our mission is to provide educational experiences that benefit academically able students intellectually, cultivate social relationships, and encourage a global understanding of their world.
  • Michigan State University Detroit Center
  • The Center is home to College of Education programs and Detroit internship headquarters; Community Music School Detroit classes, programs, and events; and offices for admissions, advancement, and governmental affairs.
  • Usability/Accessibility Research and Consulting (UARC)
  • The UARC provides leadership in evaluating new interface technologies to ensure that they are useful, usable, accessible, and appealing to a broad audience. The UARC team conducts research and provides accessibility and usability consulting services; offers training on accessibility evaluation, usability evaluation methodologies, and user-centered design techniques; and participates in local, regional, national, and international usability and accessibility communities of practice.
  • Wharton Center for Performing Arts
  • The Wharton Center is committed to presenting all disciplines of the performing arts from around the world. Wharton Center's Educational Programs provide arts education opportunities to more than 30,000 school-age children annually.
  • Michigan State University Museum
  • The MSU Museum is Michigan's largest public museum of natural history and culture. It is a public steward for nearly 1 million objects, artifacts and specimens of cultural and natural history from around the world. The Museum reaches a broad and diverse audience through strong, varied, and accessible collections, field- and collections-based research, public service and education programs, traveling exhibits, and innovative partnerships with Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs (MCACA), the Great Lakes Fisheries Trust, and Michigan State University Extension (MSUE).