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ACE Series

Attention: Faculty, Academic Staff, Post-Docs, and Graduate Students, new or experienced with Academic Community Engagement

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.

Implementation strategies range from direct service to advocacy to research, and more! 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. If you are interested and not
able to attend or would like one-on-one consulting, please email the Center for Community Engagement team to discuss ideas, plans, and/or partnership
support at

Foundations of Community Engaged Scholarship: 

A Panel with Faculty from Multiple Institutions

Dec. 9, 2022 | 9:30 – 11 a.m.

Location: Zoom

Interested in learning more about community engaged scholarship? This session is designed to introduce new and varying perspectives of academic community engagement (ACE) through representation from other institutions. The panel will introduce you to community engaged scholars who have created ACE partnerships with impact.  The panel will discuss elements of strong partnerships to effectively co-create academic community engagement. Hear examples of successful faculty/community partnerships, discuss considerations for initiating and sustaining partnerships, and explore resources to assist you in partnership development or enhancement. Panelists will also discuss how their ACE work has been impacted by Covid-19. Finally, this session will provide a preview for the spring series of workshops on academic community engagement.

Panelists include: 

  • Dr. Tami Moore , Associate Professor Educational Foundations, Leadership & Aviation, Oklahoma State University

  • Dr. Donte Pennington , Assistant Research Professor of Human Physiology and Program Leader of Family and Consumer Sciences, West Virginia State University

  • Dr. Sarah Worley , Associate Professor of Communication, Director of Community-Engaged Learning, Juniata College

Dr. Jorge H. Atiles , Dean of Extension and Engagement and director of West Virginia University Extension, will welcome participants and offer an overview of academic community engagement.

The moderator for this event is Dr. Erin McHenry-Sorber , Assistant Professor of the Higher Education Administration Program, West Virginia University.

The ACE series is free and open to the public.

Register for this event here!