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EMU to honor Ypsilanti mayor, Eastern faculty and staff for community engagement activity.

Engage (verb)

To occupy oneself; become involved

EMU Engage is

a collective of University offices, departments, programs and personnel working with and working in community engaged activity.

Community Engagement is

the collaboration between institutions of higher education and their larger communities (local, regional/state, national, global) for the mutually beneficial exchange of knowledge and resources in a context of partnership and reciprocity.

-Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching 

Community Engagement at EMU

is an integral part of our character. It is embedded not just in the broad statements of our vision, mission and strategy but in the definition and character of student learning, the curriculum, and faculty research, scholarship and creative activity.

Four tests are used to determine the value and quality of EMU's community engaged work:

(1) Is it useful to and valued by the community?

(2) Are we enhancing the capacity of local and regional institutions: to serve their citizens/ stakeho2lders, to solve problems, and to create thriving and sustainable communities?

(3) Are our students, faculty and staff enhancing their own learning?

(4) Are we as an institution growing in our capacity to be of useful service to the immediate, regional and global community?