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9th Annual Community Engaged Scholars Symposium

The 9th Annual Community Engaged Scholars Symposium is Monday, October 26, 2015 at the University Center.

The symposium is an excellent opportunity for members of the university, community partners, and public at large to share information about community issues and community engaged teaching, learning and research through:

  1. Class presentations on community engaged projects.
  2. Encouraging student attendance at the symposium to learn about engaged research.
  3. Presenting your own engaged teaching, learning and research.
  4. Networking and partnership building on pressing community issues.

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Call for Nominations: 2015 Engaged Scholars Awards

To recognize excellence and scholarship in the field of community-based research, community-based learning, and community partner building, the Office of Engagement will present the Engaged Scholars Awards during UNC’s 9th Annual Engaged Scholarship Symposium.

The UNC Engaged Scholar Awards were created to recognize and honor outstanding efforts and achievements made toward the development and practice in the field of community engagement between UNC constituents and community partners. The primary mission of this award is recognize individuals engaged in service or community-based learning and civic engagement and to acknowledge these activities as legitimate forms of teaching, research and scholarship (RSCW) that promote mutually beneficial and reciprocal UNC-Community partnerships.

Five awards will be made, one in each of the following categories:

  • Undergraduate student
  • Graduate student
  • UNC faculty/instructors
  • UNC student affairs professionals, administrators and staff (exempt and classified),
  • Weld County, regional, and/or global organizations having close partnerships with UNC.

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UNC Earns Community Engagement Status from Carnegie Foundation

The UNC Office of Engagement is pleased to announce the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching has selected UNC as one of 240 U.S. colleges and universities to receive its 2015 Community Engagement Classification.  UNC is among  83 institutions to earn first time classification, and is one of only three universities in Colorado to hold the designation (Colorado State and the University of Denver are the others.) The Carnegie Engagement Classification supports a central value of our institution and mission and provides substance and recognition, informed by national norms. Furthermore, it brings recognition to the important work we do on a daily basis, increases grant opportunities, supports recruitment, and promotes a diverse campus , all of which strengthen our existing and future partnerships in communities locally and globally.

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