Welcome from the Vice President

Maurice C. Taylor, Ph.D., JD

Maurice Taylor, Ph.D., JD

Welcome to Morgan State University's Division of Academic Outreach and Engagement. Consistent with the University's ten (10) year strategic plan, Growing the Future, Leading the World: The Strategic Plan for Morgan State University, 2011 - 2021, the purpose of this Division is to engage with community residents and officials in the use of knowledge derived from faculty and student research, the sharing of mutually beneficial resources, and the appropriate and timely dispatch of University experts and professionals to collaborate in addressing community concerns.

Chief among the goals of the Division of Academic Outreach and Engagement are:

  • facilitating the concentration of scholarly research, creative activities, and public service programs within a defined radius (i.e., the Morgan Mile) around the University in order to give significant priority to solving difficult social problems prevalent in urban communities like Baltimore;
  • facilitating the civic engagement, community service, volunteer, and research activities of Morgan's faculty and students to improve academic performance among students enrolled in the public schools, promote economic development, enhance public safety and improve the health and social welfare of those residing in local communities;
  • assisting in the internationalization of the University's curriculum, programs, and campus activities, in order to expand its relationship with people and institutions from a variety of countries and to enhance and diversify the learning experiences for students;
  • developing collaborative relationships with small businesses, libraries, public officials, community and civic organizations to promote lifelong learning and increased employment opportunities; and,
  • facilitating the extension of the research, instruction, and public service of faculty and students to improve the cultural and social quality of life for the residents of communities surrounding the University.

The Division of Academic Outreach and Engagement is comprised of: Morgan State University's e-Campus including online degree programs in Community College Leadership, Electrical Engineering, and Project Management as well as certificates and courses that are offered on-line; the Center for Continuing and Professional Studies including standard qualifying testing, credit and non-credit courses, and professional education units (CEUs) offered at on and off campus locations; Summer Sessions; Minimester; English as a Second Language (ESL) programs; and the Office of Civic Engagement and Community Outreach which coordinates student volunteers to more than thirteen (13) campus based service programs as well as numerous community based service programs.