Community and Civic Engagement: Institutionalizing Public Engagement
News & Events
New Video Highlights Community Based Learning at UNC
Take a look at some of the engaged work going on at UNC!
UNC Professor Guest Lectures at Local Elementary School
Dr. George Junne, Professor of Africana Studies at UNC was invited by teacher Ms. Dana Diedrich, to be a guest lecturer regarding his work with the Dearfield Project to 2nd grade students, and included students from Ms. Jennifer Freedman’s class at Renaissance Expeditionary Learning Magnet School in Castle Rock, Colorado. Dr. Junne actively engaged the 2nd graders by presenting the story of Dearfield, Colorado and connected this to their ongoing learning in class.
This partnership dates back several years to when Ms. Hani Gilbert, who now teaches a higher grade, first contacted Professor Junne to give her 2nd graders (at that time) a tour of Dearfield. The elementary students conduct research on that community and last year, they made a presentation at UNC’s Dearfield conference.
This document provides more information about Dearfield.
$5000 scholarships available! Bob & Bonnie Phelps Family CAP Award Applications Due 1 March 2016.
This year the process is streamlined and simplified within the Universal Scholarship Application. Eligible applicants demonstrate an exceptional and exemplary personal commitment to:
Contribute, Achieve, and Pay-it-forward.
For more information and to apply, visit the UNC Office of Financial Aid.
Seeking Input on Engaged Courses
Faculty who teach engaged courses (not including Practicum or Internships) are invited to provide feedback through this online form; completion of the form should take less than five (5) minutes. Thank you!
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.