Measurement Instruments, Interview Protocols, and Sample Reports

Outreach & Engagement Measurement Instrument (OEMI)

Ensuring that MSU directs some of its intellectual resources and research discoveries to benefit communities and organizations in Michigan and beyond is a significant part of its mission. It is increasingly important that the University demonstrate to the public that it is fulfilling this part of its mission effectively. Toward this end, MSU faculty, academic specialists, research associates, extension specialists, and visiting faculty are asked to report on the OEMI their teaching, research, and service conducted for the direct benefit of audiences external to the academy.

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Faculty Outreach Survey (1995)

The Evaluation Division of MSU's Institute for Public Policy and Social Research (IPPSR) was commissioned to evaluate all facets of the W.K. Kellogg Foundation Lifelong Education Grant to Michigan State University. The survey was designed to obtain data on faculty outreach-related attitudes, beliefs, values, and practices. It asked for faculty feedback on two types of outreach activities, instructional extension and knowledge extension. Instructional extension is defined as extension in time and location of the campus instructional capacity through credit/noncredit courses, seminars, workshops, exhibits, and performances. Knowledge extension is defined as extension of the University's research capacity to serve nonacademic audiences, such as applied research and technical assistance, demonstration projects, evaluation of ongoing programs, technology transfer, policy analysis, or consulting.