Engaged Campus of the Year Award
The Michigan Engaged Campus of the Year Award recognizes institutions of higher education for exemplary commitment to being an “engaged campus.” Applicants are judged according to criteria expressed in Campus Compact’s Indicators of Engagement.
And the 2014 Engaged Campus of the Year is...
Michigan State University!
In 1967, Michigan State University established what is now one of the oldest college service learning and civic engagement centers in the United States. Their decades of commitment to engaged scholarship has resulted in the institutionalization of service-learning and civic engagement at MSU. That commitment and dedication to the public purpose of higher education has spread campus-wide with every degree-granting college embracing civic learning and teaching courses with service-learning and civic engagement.
By founding and sustaining the center and in serving as one of the founding campuses of the Michigan Campus Compact in 1989, for nearly 50 years, MSU has a felt culture of engagement. Community partners, students, faculty, and staff put civic engagement at the center of their priorities and work. Today, Spartans are serving their communities as faculty, staff, students and as alums. There are 38,000 current students and over 500,000 alumni making an impact with Spartan service that may be felt across the world. WATCH: Spartans around the world serving communities.
MSU served as a pilot institution for the development of the Carnegie Elective Classification in Community Engagement and was one of the first campuses
ever to have received that classification in 2006. With that honor, and in being recognized with distinction on the Campus Compact Michigan 2008 President’s Community Service Honor Roll, MSU has demonstrated campus-wide commitment to higher education and civic leadership.
Their strong history, culture, and infrastructure - combined with sustained leadership and innovation - have provided MSU with a firm foundation and an incredible launching pad. MSU should take pride in their many “firsts” in the field, their half-century of sustained commitment, and their focus on innovation.
In recognition of their commitment to excellence, and their fulfillment of the Campus Compact 13 Indicators of an Engaged Campus, Michigan State University has earned another distinction as Michigan Campus Compact’s 2014 Engaged Campus of the Year.
Links for your convenience:
1. Engaged Campus of the Year award update from MiCC team, 2.21.14
2. Questions that are asked during the online process.
3. Campus Compact’s Indicators of Engagement
4. 2012 and 2013 Winners