Name of Engagement

JMU-RMH Collaborative

Contact Information

Emily Akerson

Contact Details

akersoek@jmu.edu or iihhs@jmu.edu

Description

The mission of the JMU-RMH Collaborative is to create a climate that fosters innovation together. The collaboration provides the framework to facilitate ideas for collaborative projects and centers.

Web Presence

http://www.jmu.edu/rmh-jmu/index.html

Involvement

Involves Students, Involves Faculty, Involves Staff, Involves Participants External to JMU

Scope

JMU Only, Hburg/Local/VA

Date

This collaboration between JMU and RMH has existed since its launch on January 26, 2007.

Frequency

Ongoing (Currently in existence, year round)

Primary Focus of Program

Health and Healthcare

Benefits for Faculty, Students, Community, and Institution

Students have the opportunity to get hands-on field experience through volunteering, internships, class credit, community service and more. Faculty are able to take their teaching experience outside of the classroom and into a real world setting. The institution, as well as the greater local community, benefits from this collaboration.

Areas of Engagement

Community Engagement, Engaged Learning

Format

Program

On/Off campus

Off campus

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