About CRE

Vision & Mission

The CRE strives to be a visible, accessible, and collaborative resource for students, faculty, staff, the institution, and the community within MSU's service region. Our mission is to focus all identifiable resources, on a need(s) area that has been determined by the Regional Advisory Council (RAC).

Regional Engagement is a partnership between MSU and an external agency/constituency that addresses a mutual need, how to address the need and accountability, involves resources from all partners, is tied to specific outcomes, is measurable and cuts across the triad of teaching, research and service.

 

Glossary

Engagement is a form of intentional, experiential learning.  These educational experiences fulfill the learning goals of academic courses while strengthening community assets and addressing community needs.  The students reflect on their engagement activities to gain a deeper understanding of course content, a broader appreciation of the discipline, improved critical thinking skills, and an enhanced sense of values and civic responsibility.  The students, faculty, and/or other partners engage in ongoing assessment to foster a stewardship of place (MSU Engagement Learning Community. May 2011).

Civic Leadership is defined as "the intent...to empower others and increase participation in the life of the community and the full range of democratic processes in order to create a better future for all" (Civic Leadership Working Team, Kentucky Appalachian Commission. June 1996).

Service-Learning is a form of intentional, experiential learning that meets the following criteria: 1) Educational experiences that fulfill learning goals of academic courses; 2) Strengthening community assets and addressing genuine community needs; 3) The students reflect on their service activities to gain a deeper understanding of course content, a broader appreciation of the discipline, improved critical thinking skills, and an enhanced sense of values and civic responsibility; and 4)The experience should be designed as an equal partnership between the community agency, the faculty member, and the student (MSU Service-Learning Task Force, 2006).

Volunteerism is the opportunity to engage as a community member and citizen with, and in service to, other members of the community in an effort to make the world a better place (Idealist. April 2011).

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