Community Engagement and Service Learning

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Office for Community Engagement and Service Learning

community-engagement-and-service-learning.jpgMission:

Developing healthier communities and committed health care professionals through leadership in service and community engagement.

Vision:

Advancing professional commitment to health equity for Mississippi and its residents, through community engagement and service learning.

Core values: CARES

  • Compassion
  • Action
  • Respect
  • Equity
  • Service

Functions

  • Carnegie_CEseal.pngThe Office for Community Engagement and Service Learning serves to vet, promote and document community engagement and service learning activities for the institution to ensure they are aligned with the institutional mission.
  • The office oversees the GiveGab platform for schools, institutional units, faculty and student groups and individuals to document community engagement efforts and service learning activities.
  • The office serves as a resource for faculty for the development of service learning within the curriculum and for the development of community relationships that further service learning.
  • The office works with administrators in health care services and educational deans to provide data valued for annual reporting.
  • The office works to coordinate intra- and inter-agency community engagement activities to maximize resources and benefits while avoiding the duplication of activities.
  • A long-term function of the office will also be to provide resources and support for community engaged interests and activities.