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Community Engagement

Public Outreach

Faculty members utilize their disciplinary expertise to produce “applied scholarship” that directly addresses an array of regional concerns. A broad range of research centers and institutes are directly linked to community partners. In these and other ways programs within and beyond traditional academic settings actively promote the relevance of its efforts to the citizens it is proud to serve.

  • Continuing Education

    Continuing education provides a wide range of professional development, industry certification preparation, test prep, and personal enrichment courses designed to help you reach your career, personal, and educational goals at an exceptional value.

  • Osher Lifelong Learning Institute

    Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI)...

  • Public Opinion Research Lab

    Public Opinion Research Lab (PORL) offers research services for government agencies, non-profits, the private sector and academic researchers. PORL services include consulting, questionnaire design, coding, data collection (Internet, mail, telephone [CATI], field), focus groups, and data analysis. PORL serves its clients throughout the research process, from survey design consultation and questionnaire development through data collection and detailed reporting of survey data.

  • Small Business Development Center

    Small Business Development Center assists potential and existing business owners by providing the management advice, training and information they need to start, grow, and profit. With funding from the U.S. Small Business Administration and partners ranging from institutions of higher learning to state agencies to municipalities, to private organizations, SBDCs are able to offer this management assistance to business owners at little or no cost.

  • Center for Community Initiatives

    The Northeast Florida Center for Community Initiatives (CCI) is dedicated to providing high-quality research and evaluation support to community, local, state and federal programs affecting community life in Northeast Florida.

  • Volunteers in Medicine

    Volunteers in Medicine (VIM) Jacksonville Clinic is a volunteer-run medical clinic that provides primary medical services to the working uninsured of Greater Jacksonville. Operations are funded through private and corporate donations, grants, and ongoing fundraising.

  • Florida Blue Center for Ethics

    Florida Blue Center for Ethics is supported by a 2002 gift from Florida Blue and is directed by Florida Blue Distinguished Professor Dr. Sarah LaChance Adams. The Florida Blue Center for Ethics is a part of the College of Arts and Sciences and is located within the Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies. The ethics center supports scholarship and programming, across disciplines and in the community, to address personal, professional, religious and social dimensions of ethics.