At Ohio State, "outreach and engagement" is defined as meaningful and mutually beneficial collaborations with partners outside the academic community. This may include partners such as those in education, business, and public and social service.
"Outreach and engagement" is -
That aspect of teaching that enables learning beyond the campus walls
That aspect of research that makes what we discover useful beyond the academic community
That aspect of service that directly benefits the public
The College of Medicine Office of Outreach and Engagement exists to develop and support academic programs and service learning projects that connect health sciences faculty, staff and students to the community. We collaborate with outreach colleagues in other health sciences colleges and throughout the University.