About the Office
The Office of the Associate Provost for University Outreach and Engagement fosters MSU's land-grant mission by connecting university knowledge with community knowledge in mutually beneficial ways. UOE provides resources to assist academic departments, centers and institutes, and MSU-Extension on priority issues of concern to society by encouraging, supporting, and collaborating with MSU faculty and academic staff to generate, apply, transmit and preserve knowledge.
This scholarship focus is applied to a broad range of community-defined needs, with special focus on:
- Children, youth, and families
- Community-economic development
- Technology-human interface
- Community health and well-being
Within these contexts, UOE also engages in research designed to demonstrate the disciplinary and inter-disciplinary impact of engaged scholarship and on faculty work and university-community partnerships.
In all of its work, UOE emphasizes university-community partnerships that are collaborative, participatory, empowering, systemic, transformative, and anchored in scholarship.