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Engaged Scholar Opportunities

2024 AAC&U Conference on General Education, Pedagogy, and Assessment

This conference provides space for presenters and participants to engage with and reimagine approaches to the three interrelated, complementary pillars of content: general education, pedagogy, and assessment.

Date: April 9-17, 2024

A.C.E Development Session: What Do We Mean By Civic Engagement

Civic engagement entails citizens actively taking part in community life to improve conditions or shape the community's future. Join our upcoming session as we delve into the shifting dynamics of civic involvement across various age groups and explore strategies to foster meaningful engagement on and off our campus. This thought-provoking exploration of civic participation will offer best practices and resources to enhance your understanding and implementation. Join us for an enriching discussion on cultivating active citizenship in our community

Date: Thursday, March 21, 2024 | 9:30 A.M. - 10:20 A.M.

Engagement Scholarship Consortium

Summer '24 Teaching Social Action Institute

This three-day virtual institute will introduce faculty and staff to an experiential learning approach for incorporating social action campaigns into either a semester-long course or co-curricular workshop series. In this transformative experiential learning model, students develop and launch a social action campaign of their choosing during the semester the course is taught. The student campaigns seek to change a rule, regulation, norm, or practice of an institution, whether on campus or in the community.

Applications Due: Friday, February 23, 2024

A.C.E Development Session: Place-Based Approaches for Thriving Communities

A place-based approach is about understanding the issues, interconnections and relationships in a place and coordinating action and investment to improve the quality of life alongside that community.Join this virtual session where community-engaged scholars are invited to explore the responsible integration of perspectives, principles, and people within the communities we serve. This session promises to be a valuable exchange of examples, resources, and best practices.

Date: Thursday, January 17,| 9:00 - 9:50 A.M.

A.C.E Development Session: Service-Learning and STEM

The National Science Foundation recognizes service-learning as a "high impact practice," and numerous STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) faculty enhance their courses by incorporating community experiences through service-learning. In the realm of higher education, what does service learning entail? How does its implementation within STEM disciplines contribute positively to student success, encompassing academic achievement, career development, and civic engagement? These inquiries and more will be explored in our upcoming virtual session. Expect a rich exchange of examples, resources, and best practices.

Date: Wednesday, February 13, 2024 | 9:30 - 10:20 A.M.