Academic Community Engagement

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. 

ACE Infographic 

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.