Academic Community Engagement

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What is Academic Community Engagement?

Academic Community Engagement (ACE) is a teaching method that combines community engagement with academic instruction. The ACE initiative allows students to use the skills and knowledge learned in the classroom to make a difference and improve life in our community by understanding their roles as community members.

Examples of ACE Experiences

  • Science students lead community workshops to increase water conservation and help businesses cut costs.
  • Foreign language students transcribe information pamphlets in hospitals for non-English speakers.
  • Education students tutor in public schools.
  • Marketing students develop a marketing plan for non-profit organizations to generate additional revenue and/or lower costs.