Fall 2021 Community Engagement Plan
According to the Provost's announcement, face-to-face instruction will resume for Fall 2021. All students, faculty and staff who will access AUC campuses and University housing will require proof of vaccination against COVID-19. This, nevertheless, will imply that for the safety of our community and other communities AUCians will interact with, our engagement will continue remotely. Integrating community-based learning into your pedagogy is doable. There are three ways to pursue CBL coursework under the current circumstances.
Academic Community Engagement
The Academic Community Engagement (ACE) program provides support for faculty members who wish to engage students in service to local communities in ways that enhance their learning. Community-based learning courses and activities can be incorporated at any level of the curriculum, from freshman to capstone to graduate, and in any discipline across the schools.
An engaged academic curriculum — one that integrates and acknowledges the value of community knowledge to strengthen student learning while employing student competencies to address community-defined needs.
Empowering AUC students, faculty members and partners to create community-engaged learning environments across the disciplines — environments that facilitate student academic excellence, personal growth and civic engagement, and help build sustainable community capital.
The program offers consultation services, class and community orientations, faculty development workshops, resources and support grants.