Civic Health Initiative

The Campus and Community Civic Health Initiative is a newly created effort to measure and improve campus and community civic health.

Missouri State is one out of twenty-five universities to partake in this project. As a part of this initiative, MSU is working to assess and evaluate the civic footprint of the campus and community through the Provost Ad-Hoc Committee on Democracy Engagement.

In order to assess the civic ethos, literacy, inquiry, and action of the academic programs on the Missouri State University campus a three-part report was completed by Emily Trammell, Sarah Nyquist, and Kim Dubree, graduate students in the Student Affairs in Higher Education (SAHE) program, for a practicum project within the SAHE curriculum during the 2013 spring semester. The three parts of the report are as follows:

  1. Undergraduate and Graduate Program Curriculum by Academic College
  2. Service and Community Outreach by Academic College
  3. Student Success Rates by Academic College

In 2013 further assessments will be done using the Campus & Community Civic Health Initiative Matrix and Civic Institutional Matrix.

For more information about the Civic Health Initiative, please contact cochairs: Kathy Nordyke or Mike Stout.