Faculty and students in the Department of Arts Administration, Education and Policy are highly involved in community and global opportunities. We have many ongoing and reciprocal collaborations and partnerships in the local community as well as abroad. Faculty serve as leaders of and researchers with local, national, and international organizations. Students have access to studying abroad, conducting research and internships locally, and connecting through online exchanges. We consider our community and global engagement as inherent to our work as cultural ambassadors, art and museum educators, and arts and cultural scholars.
The Ohio State University defines "outreach and engagement" as meaningful and mutually beneficial collaborations with partners outside the academic community. From programs that provide dental screenings for underserved youth, to training for teachers in Ohio and Haiti, and a myriad of other initiatives, outreach and partnership are woven into every aspect of teaching, research and service at Ohio State.
Ohio State has won recognition by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching for both community outreach efforts and for community-engaged curricula. The university is one of 68 public and 51 private institutions selected for the Carnegie Foundation's 2008 "Curricular Engagement and Outreach & Partnerships" classification. The 15 Ohio State outreach initiatives in the foundation's recognition include collaborations with community partners, businesses, other universities, and other nations. "This recognition from the Carnegie Foundation underscores Ohio State's profound commitment to meeting the needs of people throughout Ohio and around the world," said former university President E. Gordon Gee. "Reaching out and improving communities is a proud part of our land-grant heritage. It is fully imbedded in our mission, our curriculum, and our daily lives."