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ACE Professional Development

ACE Professional Development

Academic Community Engagement Development Series

Academic Community Engagement (ACE) integrates meaningful community partnerships with higher education for the mutually beneficial exchange of knowledge and resources in a context of collaboration and reciprocity. The purpose is to enrich scholarship, research and creative activity; enhance curriculum, teaching and learning; prepare educated, engaged citizens; strengthen democratic values and civic responsibility; address critical societal issues; and contribute to the public good. 

This development series aims to increase the breadth and quality of academic community engagement at WVU. Through presentation and discussion, attendees of the ACE Series will learn how to get started or enhance what they are already doing and connect to a network of peers and resource supports.

Goals include:

  • Increase the number of S-designated courses and therefore the number of students enrolled in service-learning courses.
  • Improve the quality of service-learning courses through:

    • Increased strategic reflection incorporated into the classroom

    • Further development of ongoing reciprocal partnerships between faculty and community organizations

  • Increase course-based student participation in engaged scholarship 

  • Increase recognition of academic community engagement practices at WVU.

Upcoming Workshops

  • December 9, 2022: Foundations of Community Engaged Scholarship
  • January 17, 2023: Engaged Scholarship and Promotion and Tenure at West Virginia University
  • February 8, 2023: Outreach and Ethical, Sustainable Collaboration
  • March 23, 2023: Community Engagement Research
  • April 14, 2023: Building Outcomes Around Engagement Experience

Learn more and register for a session here.