Name of Engagement
Motivation Research Institute (joint with University Studies)
Dr. Kenn Barron, co-Coordinator
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.
Involves Students, Involves Faculty, Involves Participants External to JMU
JMU Only, Hburg/Local/VA
This Institute has existed since 2005.
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