Beginning in the Spring of 2017 faculty are invited to consider submitting course(s) for consideration for the ACE designation. The designation will show in WIN to note courses with a community engaged component or focus. Courses will also be promoted on the Pro Humanitate Institute website and may be eligible for course support funding. Faculty are encouraged to submit their courses for review by the ACE Advisory Council, a faculty group led by Alessandra Von Burg (Communication, East Asian Languages).
Academic and Community Engaged (ACE) courses are taught at the undergraduate level that engage students in community facing work through teaching, learning, research, and service. ACE courses are designated each semester. Faculty interested in having their courses designated as ACE should begin by submitting the ACE Course Designation Request Form. The ACE Advisory Council is composed of faculty from across the college who review, provide feedback, and approve courses for the designation once a semester.
ACE courses connect academic content to community engagement through collaboration with community partners. ACE courses align with the Carnegie Foundation’s classification of community engagement as “the collaboration between institutions of higher education and their larger communities (local, regional/state, national, global) for the mutually beneficial exchange of knowledge and resources in a context of partnership and reciprocity.”