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The 2019 Community Engaged Scholars Symposium (CESS) is right around the corner! 

This annual event allows students, faculty, staff and community members to come together to celebrate the importance of community-engaged teaching, learning, research and creative works. 

Award nominations, poster proposals, and registration for the keynote speaker and luncheon workshop are now open. Click here for more information! 

Academic Community Engagement

As the University of Northern Colorado transitions with new leadership, strategic priorities, and re-envisioning our commitment to student success and the public good, it is appropriate that the Office of Engagement clarifies our identity and purpose. In alignment with the original mission and vision, and cognizant of the educational impact and context of our work we now assume the title, Office of Academic Community Engagement (ACE).

Core Functions

a teacher works with students in an outdoor river setting


The Office of Engagement recognizes and nurtures community engaged teaching and learning that affords students opportunities to apply content and disciplinary knowledge outside the classroom, thus enhancing their learning experience while also impacting our communities.

a student presents her research poster at an event


The Office of Engagement acknowledges and supports community engaged research, scholarship and creative works across disciplines among faculty and students that does so in collaboration with communities and for the public good.   

Dr. Tim Eatman gives a keynote address to an audience


The Office of Engagement facilitates and creates connections to develop and sustain for mutually beneficial community-campus partnerships for faculty, students and community enrichment.

Plan 2020 for Engagement at UNC

Image of the plan Sustaining and Advancing Engagement 2017-2020

Community Engagement at UNC