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While some organizations and departments are centered around Civic, Community, and Engaged Learning, there are others that play a supporting role for all three areas:

Center for Assessment and Research Studies The mission of the Center for Assessment and Research Studies (CARS) at James Madison University is to provide quality assessment service to the university, to provide applied graduate training in both assessment and measurement, to increase the use of innovative technology in assessment practice, to increase the rigor of measurement and statistical techniques used in assessment practice, and to produce quality scholarship in assessment and measurement.

Center for Faculty Innovation The Center for Faculty Innovation (CFI) provides comprehensive professional development opportunities for JMU instructional faculty at all levels and stages of their careers. CFI initiatives are designed to enhance academic culture and support innovations in teaching, scholarship, and career planning.

Innovation Services Our mission is to lead, support and advocate for the meaningful integration of appropriate technologies into the academic experience.

Libraries and Educational Technologies As part of Academic Affairs, LET supports learning across all academic units through robust programs offered by librarian liaisons and faculty development professionals, support for instructional technologies, collaborative learning spaces, and a progressive, user-oriented service model.

Civic Engagement Resources

Center for International Stabilization and Recovery Since 1996, CISR has been dedicated to understanding and solving issues in global conflict. In fulfilling its mission, CISR undertakes a variety of projects and services to facilitate the recovery of communities and individuals affected by war and conflict.

Community Service Learning CS-L cultivates positive social change through mutually beneficial service partnerships, critical reflection, and the development of engaged citizens.

Dukes Vote DukesVote is a student-led initiative at JMU, which strives to enhance the mission of civic engagement among the students by facilitating easier access to the tools and resources needed to register to vote and taking an active role in the democratic process.

Empowerment3 Based in Harrisonburg, VA, Empowerment 3 is a center designed to provide a strong connection between education, research, and service for underserved youth and break down the barriers inhibiting their success and overall wellness, both as individuals and members of society. Its mission is to empower and equip underserved youth, their parents, college students (as future professionals) and community organizations to influence positive change in the immediate and future communities.

Health Policy Collaborative (HPC) The Health Policy Collaborative (HPC) is a partnership between faculty from multiple disciplines. Faculty from the School of Nursing, in collaboration with the Department of Health Sciences, Social Work, Communication Sciences & Disorders, and the College of Business, has developed the HPC to be a conduit for educating students, faculty and the community about health policy.

Institute for Constructive Advocacy and Dialogue ICAD is an umbrella entity within JMU's School of Communication Studies the Center for Health and Environmental Communication, and the Campus Community Civic Collaborative (4C). Our goal is to bridge the gap between the university community and the world outside the university through outreach, community service, research, and scholarship centered on productive communication processes and efforts.

Institute for Innovation in Health and Human Services The Institute for Innovation in Health and Human Services (IIHHS) engages students in career preparation by promoting scholarship, providing interprofessional learning experiences, and connecting our campus with communities through innovative programs that advance the quality of life.

James Madison Center for Civic Engagement The James Madison Center for Civic Engagement will provide critical support for the University’s efforts to be a national model for civic engagement and to advance the legacy of James Madison; ensure strategic visibility for the University’s civic engagement efforts; track and record curricular, co-curricular and extracurricular civic engagement activities; funnel data to and from different units on camps as a one-stop civic engagement resource center; and disseminate information broadly to both internal and external constituents.

Madison Collaborative The Madison Collaborative: Ethical Reasoning in Action embodies and complements the university mission as we promise to prepare students to be “educated and enlightened citizens who lead productive and meaningful lives.”

Madison Vision Series Madison Vision Series is a lecture series honoring James Madison's conviction that cultivating an informed and educated citizenry is essential to the health of our republican democracy. The series brings scholars, thinkers and leaders of all kinds to campus for lively explorations of issues facing our society.

Mahatma Gandhi Center Embodying the highest values of inquiry, learning and creativity, the Gandhi Center functions as a global hub to advance the understanding of, appreciation for and practice of nonviolence; a library and reading room for individual research, collaborative endeavors both internal and external, and public participation in service both on an off campus.

OSARP Civic Learning Programs As part of its mission to promote student development and civic responsibility, the Office of Student Accountability & Restorative Practices (OSARP) has created three sanctioned programs designed to foster student growth and development.

Washington Semester Program The Washington Semester program enables students to explore the wealth of political and cultural opportunities available in the Washington, D.C. area. The program includes semester-length internships, courses taught on-site, panel discussions by people in various professions, cultural activities, and networking opportunities with JMU alumni working in the DC area.

Community Engagement Resources

Center for International Stabilization and Recovery Since 1996, CISR has been dedicated to understanding and solving issues in global conflict. In fulfilling its mission, CISR undertakes a variety of projects and services to facilitate the recovery of communities and individuals affected by war and conflict.

Community Service Learning CS-L cultivates positive social change through mutually beneficial service partnerships, critical reflection, and the development of engaged citizens.

Empowerment3 Based in Harrisonburg, VA, Empowerment 3 is a center designed to provide a strong connection between education, research, and service for underserved youth and break down the barriers inhibiting their success and overall wellness, both as individuals and members of society. Its mission is to empower and equip underserved youth, their parents, college students (as future professionals) and community organizations to influence positive change in the immediate and future communities.

Institute for Constructive Advocacy and Dialogue ICAD is an umbrella entity within JMU's School of Communication Studies the Center for Health and Environmental Communication, and the Campus Community Civic Collaborative (4C). Our goal is to bridge the gap between the university community and the world outside the university through outreach, community service, research, and scholarship centered on productive communication processes and efforts.

Institute for Innovation in Health and Human Services The Institute for Innovation in Health and Human Services (IIHHS) engages students in career preparation by promoting scholarship, providing interprofessional learning experiences, and connecting our campus with communities through innovative programs that advance the quality of life.

The Madison Center for Community Development Utilizing Faculty and Student Knowledge in the Community. The Madison Center for Community Development offers a variety of assistance options to public service organizations. Government agencies, city and county governments, and nonprofit organizations have benefited from the expertise offered by program faculty and students.Program faculty and students have extensive knowledge in a number of fields relating to the various operations of government and non-profit agencies and can apply those skills in the community as part of their educational leadership and experience.

Outreach and Engagement Part of Academic Affairs, O&E serves as a catalyst by leveraging JMU resources to create mutually beneficial partnerships. O&E connects with countless community partners to provide services locally, nationally and globally, to create new knowledge in multiple forms with those on campus and off and to engage members of the JMU community in embodied and innovative learning.

Engaged Learning Resources

Career and Academic Planning Career & Academic Planning: engages students with opportunities and resources, leading to informed decisions for academic and career success at JMU and beyond. 

Center for Global Engagement The Center for Global Engagement is committed to the principle that international experiences and perspectives are essential to any undergraduate and graduate education. To that end, we promote and encourage a critical awareness of world issues; a knowledge of and an appreciation for other cultures, languages, and belief systems; a sense of global community; and a commitment to engagement at the international level, that we may educate active and responsible global citizens.

Community Service Learning CS-L cultivates positive social change through mutually beneficial service partnerships, critical reflection, and the development of engaged citizens.

Empowerment3 Based in Harrisonburg, VA, Empowerment 3 is a center designed to provide a strong connection between education, research, and service for underserved youth and break down the barriers inhibiting their success and overall wellness, both as individuals and members of society. Its mission is to empower and equip underserved youth, their parents, college students (as future professionals) and community organizations to influence positive change in the immediate and future communities.

Engagement Fellows Three outstanding graduates from 2015 and May 2016 will have the opportunity to experience a transformational year of public service. Each fellow is commited to a full-time, ten month position for which he or she receives a stipend and housing on university property. Fellows are placed with agencies where they work on projects designed to advance their capacity for engaged learning, community engagement or civic engagement. Fellows also participate in self- and group reflections intended to promote their personal and professional development

Institute for Innovation in Health and Human Services The Institute for Innovation in Health and Human Services (IIHHS) engages students in career preparation by promoting scholarship, providing interprofessional learning experiences, and connecting our campus with communities through innovative programs that advance the quality of life.

Madison Collaborative The Madison Collaborative: Ethical Reasoning in Action embodies and complements the university mission as we promise to prepare students to be “educated and enlightened citizens who lead productive and meaningful lives.”

Summit Series The Cultivating the Globally Sustainable Self Summit Series is a multi-year, multi-institution initiative to promote transformative teaching and learning in research and practice.

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