Tools of Engagement

The Tools of Engagement are a series of online modules designed for use by faculty with undergraduate students. The Tools introduce the concept of university-community engagement, help students develop community-based research and engagement skills, and provide foundational training for the next generation of engaged scholars. The five modules that comprise Tools focus on issues including working effectively in groups, creating and maintaining successful partnerships, and learning negotiation techniques, among others. They encourage students to critically reflect on the content, and both provide them with concrete examples that illustrate abstract concepts and encourage them to come up with their own real-life instances. The modules are available for MSU faculty to incorporate into their coursework. Using their MSU Net IDs, instructors can access assessments, in-class activities, and other resources.

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Graduate Certification in Community Engagement

The Graduate Certification in Community Engagement prepares MSU graduate students for academic careers that integrate scholarship with community engagement. The program is tailored for students in cooperation with their graduate advisor and the Office of the Associate Provost for University Outreach and Engagement, and the program includes both instruction and a mentored experience in community engagement. Upon completion of the program, participants receive a Certificate in Community Engagement and a notation on their academic transcript indicating that they have completed the program. Students from all colleges are eligible to participate in the program.

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