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2010 Community Engagement Showcase

Call for Proposals

2010 Community Engagement Showcase

April 12, 11:00-3:00



The Office of the Vice President for Community Engagement in conjunction with Ideas to Action and the Office of Civic Engagement, Leadership and Service invite you to submit proposals for the 2010 Community Engagement Showcase.  Share with the University community how faculty, staff, and students are applying teaching/ learning, research, and service to address community needs.  Displays should highlight community engagement activities related to a course or activity.


There are three categories for the showcase

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1. General Community Engagement


This category includes community engagement activities in which students are engaged in the community as part of a course requirement. This includes, field placement, practicum, service-learning or other forms of community-based learning courses.

The criteria for the General Community Engagement category includes:

  •     application of course content to address community issues
  •     connection of project to a community agency
  •     evidence of positive impact on community
  •     evidence of student learning
  •     clearly defined goals

2.  Community Engagement and Ideas to Action Culminating Undergraduate Experiences (CUE) category 


This category includes community engagement activities in which curricular projects demonstrate well cultivated critical thinking skills coupled with purposeful community engagement through senior level culminating undergraduate experiences.  


The criteria for the community engagement and i2a category includes:

  • application of course content to address community issues
  • evidence of the application of critical thinking into the course/activity/assignment/CUE experience
  • evidence that the project is having a real impact on the lives of community residents as an authentic issue.  See i2a for more details.
  • clearly defined goals


3.  Community Service

This category includes community engagement activities that are not associated with a course. Any community service through student organizations or University units in which students are involved are eligible to be presented if the following areas are addressed thoroughly.


The criteria for the Community Service category includes:

  • relevant activity to address a specific community need
  • demonstrated evidence of impact
  • clearly defined goals for the project
  • well articulated evidence of learning that occurred


Submission Information


Briefly address these questions in narrative form [LIMITED TO 750 WORDS]


NOTE: community is defined as the geographical area outside the university campus and includes any agency, organization, or school

Important Dates:

Deadline for submission March 26
Notification of confirmed Presenters TBA

Direct questions about the application to Henry Cunningham at 852-6026.

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