Name of Engagement
JMU is founding member of the Alliance for the Arts in Research Universities (a2ru)
Dr. George Sparks, Dean of the College of Visual and Performing Arts
JMU was accepted as a founding member of the Alliance for the Arts in Research Universities largely for its proven reputation as an institution valuing and supporting interdisciplinary undergraduate research. JMU is one of 28 founders and the only comprehensive institution in the alliance whose aim is "to help equip students and faculty to address the world's most pressing, complex and open-ended challenges with creative confidence as well as disciplinary expertise," according to alliance documents.
Involves Students, Involves Faculty, Involves Participants External to JMU
Ongoing (Currently in existence, year round)
Primary Focus of Program
Arts and Culture
Areas of Engagement
Community Engagement, Engaged Learning
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