Let us help...
- Develop partnerships
- Offer professional development
- Provide international and global awareness
- Influence policy and reform
- Provide knowledge and expertise
- Perform research and service
The Office of Outreach and Engagement provides an extension of the college's resources in the form of professional knowledge and expertise to the people of Georgia and beyond to enhance their quality of life. Outreach focuses on the application and provision of institutional resources for community use with benefits to both the College and the community. Engagement occurs when the College partners with communities and/or organizations outside the college for the mutually beneficial exchange of knowledge and resources in a context of partnership and reciprocity.
Outreach is teaching that enables learning beyond the campus walls, service that directly benefits the public and research that makes what COE faculty members and students discover useful beyond the academic community; Engagement occurs when outreach activities engage faculty, students, and community, which includes schools, workplaces, state agencies, etc., in a mutually beneficial and respectful partnership; when faculty is engaged in outreach or engagement activities, faculty member's academic expertise is applied to the expressed need of the community or individual, there is a direct application of knowledge to the need, new knowledge is generated, the impact of the effort is measured to determine impact, and there is a clear contribution to the institutional mission.