Burton A. Bargerstock

Director, National Collaborative for the Study of University Engagement
Director, Communication and Information Technology
Special Adviser to the Associate Provost


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Burton A. Bargerstock is director of the National Collaborative for the Study of University Engagement, director of Communication and Information Technology, and special adviser to the associate provost for University Outreach and Engagement, Michigan State University. His work focuses on institutional research (about community-engaged scholarship and university outreach) and the utilization of information technology to support and enhance collaborations between the academy and society. He leads MSU's Outreach and Engagement Measurement Instrument project. Burton also organized the Engagement Scholarship Consortium's (ESC) 2011 National Outreach Scholarship Conference and remains active with organization. He serves as an associate editor of the Journal of Higher Education Outreach and Engagement (JHEOE), for which he guest edited a 2012 special issue, and is a series editor of the Transformations in Higher Education: The Scholarship of Engagement book series (MSU Press). Burton is currently a member of the board of directors of the International Association for Research on Service-Learning and Community Engagement (IARSLCE) and the executive committee of the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) Council on Engagement and Outreach. He recently served on the board of the University Professional and Continuing Education Association (UPCEA) and has also been a long-time member of EDUCAUSE. On campus, Burton is president of the Michigan State University chapter of the Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi and founded the MSU Web Development Community for Advising, Facilitating, and Enabling (WebDevCAFE).

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Recent Publications

Fitzgerald, H. E., Van Egeren, L., & Bargerstock, B.A. (2017). The state funded global university: Providing research and education infrastructure to support state initiatives in the global 21st century economy. In A. Furco, R. Bruininks, R. J. Jones, & K. Kent (Eds.), Re-envisioning the public research university: Tensions and demands. New York, NY: Taylor & Francis.

Fitzgerald, H. E., Van Egeren, L. A., Bargerstock, B. A., & Zientek, R. (2016). Community engagement scholarship, research universities, and the scholarship of integration. In J. Sachs and L. Clark (Eds.), Learning through community engagement: Vision and practice in higher education. Singapore: Springer.

Fitzgerald, H. E., & Bargerstock, B. A. (2013). Cooper offers higher education prescription for a knowledge economy and a knowledge society. Journal of Community Engagement Scholarship, 6(1), 130-132.

Bargerstock, B. A. (2012). From the editor’s desk. Journal of Higher Education Outreach and Engagement, 16(3), 1-3.

Bargerstock, B. A. (2012). Overview of the poster awards. Journal of Higher Education Outreach and Engagement, 16(3), 89-90.

Recent Reports

Warren, A. S., Bargerstock, B. A., Bruce, R., Garner, I. H., McClure, W. S., Meyer,…Snow, S. (2012). Work of the network transition committee: Toward an anatomy of success. Prepared for the University Professional and Continuing Education Association.

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