Who We Are

What is CSCE?

The Center for Scholarly and Community Engagement (CSCE) promotes a culture of active, engaged, and ethical scholarship through supporting innovative faculty and student research and collaborative partnerships across disciplines and in the broader community. CSCE encourages innovation and enterprise, facilitates collaborations, and serves as an advocate for university scholarship and creative practice. CSCE houses the following units and is overseen by Dr. Robert P. Smart, Vice Provost for Research Administration and Executive Director, Center for Scholarly and Creative Excellence. 

  • THE CENTER FOR UNDERGRADUATE SCHOLAR ENGAGEMENT
    Center for Undergraduate Scholar Engagement (CUSE) provides a location where comprehensive support can be offered to all students interested in research and prestigious national scholarships. The center houses the Office of Undergraduate Research and Scholarship and the Frederik Meijer Office of Fellowships.
     
  • OFFICE OF SPONSORED PROGRAMS
    OSP is the university's central office that supports faculty and staff in the identification, development, submission, and administration of externally sponsored agreements.
     
  • OFFICE OF RESEARCH COMPLIANCE AND INTEGRITY
    RCI oversees compliance awareness and accountability within the research culture of the university through assistance, education, and communication. 
     
  • LABORATORY SAFETY
    The Lab Safety Program is committed to providing a safe laboratory environment to Grand Valley's employees, students, and visitors. In order to accomplish this, GVSU has established guidelines to ensure safe lab practices and training programs. In addition, Lab Safety staff provides additional resources to evaluate hazards and minimize the risk of injury or illness to students, faculty, and research staff.
     
  • TECHNOLOGY COMMERCIALIZATION OFFICE
    TCO is a resource and partner for university faculty, staff, and students developing technologies with commercial potential. 
     
  • HIGH PERFORMANCE COMPUTING
    With the advent of greater support for HPC scholarship and teaching at GVSU, the Center for Scholarly and Creative Excellence and Information Technology are collaborating to provide transparent and efficient processes to support HPC work at the university.