Name of Engagement

Motivation Research Institute (joint with University Studies)

Contact Information

Dr. Kenn Barron, co-Coordinator

Contact Details

barronke@jmu.edu

Description

The Motivation Research Institute (MRI) brings together a community of faculty and students to conduct research on motivation-related topics. Recently, they have begun engaging in outreach and public service activities to help practitioners apply motivation theories and principles to real-world contexts.

Web Presence

http://mri.cisat.jmu.edu/?_ga=1.43398693.1078759314.1478782055

Involvement

Involves Students, Involves Faculty, Involves Participants External to JMU

Scope

JMU Only, Hburg/Local/VA

Date

This Institute has existed since 2005.

Frequency

Ongoing (Currently in existence, year round)

Benefits for Faculty, Students, Community, and Institution

The MRI provides consultation/outreach services (e.g., working with JMU faculty and staff to assess student motivation and improve the motivational climate at JMU). The Institute also provides training and research opportunities for JMU faculty and students, as well as with collaborators outside of JMU.

Areas of Engagement

Community Engagement, Engaged Learning

Format

Institute

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