UMass WorldWide enables access by a variety of audiences to information about what the campus is doing in the local, regional, national, and global communities. It easy to navigate and allows faculty and staff to add or edit their respective programs. Use the simple Search feature to query all fields at once or use the Custom Search feature to search specifically by any field: program name, description, type, impact area, or community partner, and then export their data into an Excel spreadsheet for use by other word processing or database programs.
With WorldWide, users can:
- Learn about the programs faculty and staff are engaged in off-campus;
- Identify individuals already working with an existing community partner;
- Discover which classes have a service-learning component;
- Determine which programs have an engaged research component;
- Connect to the campus, the region, the Commonwealth, and the world.
Why a website?
UMass WorldWide allows the campus to share its story of engagement – inclusive of outreach, partnerships, engaged scholarship, community engaged research, service learning, civic engagement, public research, technology transfer – and the cumulative impact on society. The campus’s designation in 2008 as one of the first round of “Community Engaged Universities” by the Carnegie Foundation gave a name to something we, on campus, already knew we were doing: making a profound, transformative contribution to the common good through research, teaching, and creative activity. The website enables the campus to make this information accessible and current.
Questions and comments about this website should be directed to
Marla Michel, University Relations
marla at admin.umass.edu