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, servicethat 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.
29 May 2015
This one-day conference is designed to help school and district personnel understand the new School Climate Star Rating system being implemented in the State of Georgia and gather ideas for promoting a positive school environment. Join us May 29, 2015, in Athens, Georgia, for expert perspectives and practical guidance to make your classroom, school, or district more safe, welcoming, and engaging for all students.
2 June 2015
Attendees will get hands-on practice implementing direct, practical steps that can be immediately implemented after the workshop to clarify data presentation and support clearer decision-making. Full of guidelines and examples, after this workshop you’ll be better able to package your data so it represents your smart, professional quality.
8 June 2015
This workshop will provide a foundation in structural equation modeling by introducing participants to the basics of model estimation, evaluation of model fit, and model interpretation for basic structural equation models.