Actualizing a Culture for Community Engagement
The Actualizing a Culture for Community Engagement grant aims to provide our partner institutions with the opportunity to deepen their community engagement efforts by intentionally developing a campus-wide ethos for community engagement. By intentionally designing and implementing holistic community engagement strategies intended to shift the culture, selected institutions are enabled to create authentic reciprocal community-campus partnerships, and leverage their role as a place-based institutions to accelerate systematic change.
The overall goals of the program include:
- Support institutions in the implementation of community engagement strategies intended to shift campus-wide culture.
- Increase the number of authentic (Mitchell, 2008) reciprocal community-campus partnerships designed to further support a culture of community engagement within the institution.
- Support the dissemination of examples of high-quality campus-wide community engagement practices as a means of broadening the field.
Required Institutional Match
Who Should Apply:
Teams made up of any combination of campus stakeholders are encouraged to apply. Eligible campus stakeholders include:
SENIOR ADMINISTRATOR, with the responsibilities in overseeing university-wide community engagement initiatives
FACULTY from any discipline, and of any rank and is employed at the institution a minimum of 50% FTE
COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT PROFESSIONAL OR INSTITUTIONAL RESEARCH AND EFFECTIVENESS PROFESSIONAL who is employed at the institution a minimum of 50% FTE
GRADUATE STUDENT of any discipline or level who is looking to support their academic research or professional development interests
Typical Application Deadline & Project Timeline
Applicants are required to submit a Letter of Intent and a Full Proposal.
- Letters of Intent are due in April
- Full Proposals are due in May
This is a three-year program that begins on July 1 and concludes on May 31.
Applicants are responsible for proper routing and approval by their institution prior to submission. Detailed instructions on the submission process can be found in the request for proposal and on the main Community-Engaged Alliance Engagement Portal Page.
Applications must be submitted via the Community-Engaged Alliance Engagement Portal. We require the Primary Investigator to create their own individual account for submission. Instructions on how to create a user profile can be found here.
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Recently Funded ACCE Campuses
Narratives from our Neighbors Initiative, will be led by Mark Latta, Director of the Writing Center, Instructor of English, and Public Literacy Coordinator and Ellen Whitt, Vice President of Leadership Integration.
The Gender Center, will be led by Laura Merrifield Wilson, Assistant Professor of Political Science and Mary Moore, Associate Provost for Accreditation, Assessment, and Education.
The funding from Indiana Campus Compact will provide Saint Mary’s College with the opportunity to create a will produce a Community Engagement Map.
Actualizing the Culture of Community Engagement, will be led by Judith R. Fean, Vice President for Mission and Rebekah Go, Director of the Office for Civic and Social Engagement.
Sample Reporting Guidelines
The Sample Reporting Guidelines are provided as a reference. Those who have received funding should refer to the individualized Reporting Guidelines provided with their funding notification. Contact us if you require another copy of your individualized Reporting Guidelines.