Community Engaged Scholars Symposium Oct. 24

The 11th annual Community Engaged Scholars Symposium from 9:45 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 24, in the Panorama room in the University Center is an excellent opportunity for students, faculty and staff, and community partners and organizations to share information about community issues and community engaged teaching, learning and research. The symposium encourages:

  • Student and or class presentations on community engaged learning projects.
  • Student and faculty attendance at the symposium to learn about engaged research and community partnerships.
  • Presentations and posters on engaged teaching, learning and research.
  • Participation and networking in round table sessions about pressing community issues.

Presentation proposals are due Sept. 30.

Engaged Scholars Awards

Nominations for the 2017 Engaged Scholars Awards have a deadline of Sept. 22. The awards, which 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, will be presented during the workshop luncheon and awards ceremony.

Luncheon and Awards Ceremony

Faculty members and community partners are invited to join Virginia Visconti and Liz Gilbert from the Colorado School of Public Health, for an interactive workshop luncheon titled "Competence and Humility: The Real Path to Authentic Engagement."

This interactive session will explore what cultural competence and cultural humility are, why both matter for the pursuit of authentic engagement, and how both can be cultivated as participants identify their next steps for strengthening critical self-reflection and relationship building among diverse partners.

The luncheon is from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Reservations should be made by Oct. 12 at

If you would like to submit a poster for the symposium that follows the lunch, please contact the Office of Engagement.

Symposium Schedule

  • 9:45am - 11:15 am: CommUniversity Working Group Coffee and Conversation (Faculty and Community Partners)
  • 11:15am - 1:00pm: Community Engaged Scholars Award Ceremony, Luncheon, and Workshop (Faculty and Community Partners)
  • 1:00- 2:30pm: Community Engaged Scholars Poster Symposium (Faculty, Students, & Community Partners)