Name of Engagement

JMU is founding member of the Alliance for the Arts in Research Universities (a2ru)

Contact Information

Dr. George Sparks, Dean of the College of Visual and Performing Arts

Contact Details

sparksge@jmu.edu

Description

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.

Web Presence

http://www.jmu.edu/news/2013/02/08-research-alliance-welcomes-jmu.shtml

Involvement

Involves Students, Involves Faculty, Involves Participants External to JMU

Scope

Hburg/Local/VA

Frequency

Ongoing (Currently in existence, year round)

Primary Focus of Program

Arts and Culture

Areas of Engagement

Community Engagement, Engaged Learning

Format

Program

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