Community Engaged Scholars

Meet UNC Asheville's first Community Engaged Scholars, Rosa Maria Pedro Vicente and Nola Jackson, Class of 2012. Congratulations to these dedicated and engaged scholars! Nola worked with community partner Kathy Hellingsworth and Disability Partners, as well as faculty advisor Dr. Kenneth Betsalel for her service project. Maria worked with community partner Bruce Cahoon and St. Eugene Catholic Church, and faculty advisor Dr. Ameena Batada for her service project.

The Community Engaged Scholar honor is one of five academic recognitions given to graduating students at UNC Asheville. It provides the opportunity for students to become deeply involved in service-learning in Asheville and Western North Carolina - and receive recognition for their efforts. 

For more information on this graduation distinction, please see the Faculty Senate notes from 3/17/2011.

Requirements

  • Complete six or more academic credit hours in service-learning designated courses (usually two courses). They are indicated by an SL notation beside the course when student's register for classes. You must earn a grade of B- or above in each course.
  • Complete a Key Center Workshop on Service-Learning (in person with quiz, dates listed below)
  • Complete a Public Service Project (PSP) that the community needs. The project does not mean doing service hours, but rather providing needed service or information. In both cases, the PSP is determined and dictated by community need. Need ideas for topics? 
  • Present PSP at Undergraduate Research Symposium & Service-learning, Internship & Service Celebration.  

CES Application Form

*This is not intended to be completed in one semester. Approval to do so, because of special circumstances, may be requested. 

Community Engaged Scholar Workshops

Choose one session:

Need to refresh your memory of the workshop information? Download it here.

  • Thursday, August 20 4:00 – 5:00 p.m. (Highsmith 224)
  • Friday, August 21 1:00 - 2:00 p.m. (Highsmith 224)
  • Wednesday, August 26 2:00 - 3:00 p.m. (Highsmith 224)
  • Thursday, August 27 5:00  - 6:00 p.m. (Highsmith 224)
  • Friday, August 28 2:00 - 3:00 p.m. (Highsmith 224)

Important Dates for Public Service Projects

 

Fall 2015 Timeline

  • Application due: Friday, September 11, 2015. Submit via google forms from our forms page.  *PLEASE NOTE: check the "send me a copy of my responses" box and save your confirmation email. You will need this information to edit your application after it has been reviewed. Submit a scanned copy of the Signature Page to keyctr@unca.edu or drop off original with signatures to Key Center.

  • Symposium title & abstract due: Monday, October 19, 2015. Presenters are required to register for the symposium and email their project title and abstract to keyctr@unca.edu.

  • Paper due: Monday, November 2, 2015. The paper will be reviewed and returned for revisions. Email to keyctr@unca.edu

  • Revised Paper due: Monday, November 16, 2015.

  • Completion Form with signatures due: Monday, November 16, 2015. Submit scanned copy with signatures to keyctr@unca.edu or drop off original with signatures to Key Center.

  • Fall Symposium Poster Presentation: Monday, December 1, 2015.

*Please make the necessary arrangements with your employer or professor to ensure that your are available to present at the appropriate given time.

Spring 2016 Timeline

  • Application form for Public Service Project due: Friday, February 5, 2016. Submit via google forms from our forms page.  *PLEASE NOTE: check the "send me a copy of my responses" box and save your confirmation email. You will need this information to edit your application after it has been reviewed. Submit a scanned copy of the Signature Page to keyctr@unca.edu or drop off original with signatures to Key Center.

  • Application Deadline for Poster Presentation to Symposium: Monday, March 21, 2016. Presenters are required to provide a title and abstract sent by email.

  • Paper due: Monday, April 4, 2016. The paper will be reviewed and returned for revisions. Email to keyctr@unca.edu

  • Revised Paper Due: Monday, April 18, 2016. Submit by email.

  • Completion Form with signatures due: Monday, April 25, 2016. Submit scanned copy with signatures to keyctr@unca.edu or drop off original with signatures to Key Center.

  • Spring Symposium for Poster Presentation: TBA

*Please make the necessary arrangements with your employer or professor to ensure that your are available to present at the appropriate given time.

Summer 2015 Timeline

  • Application form for Public Service Project: Submitted with signatures to Key Center by Friday, May 1, 2015.

  • Paper due: Tuesday, July 21, 2015. The paper will be reviewed and then comments returned to you. Revisions are likely. Papers should be submitted by email.

  • Revised Paper Due: Tuesday, July 28, 2015. Submit by email.

  • Approval of UNCA Public Service Project Form with signatures due to Key Center by Tuesday, July 28, 2015.

  • Poster Presentation: Work with Faculty & Community Advisors and Key Center Staff to decide upon the best audience for your poster presentation. This should be completed by Friday, August 7, 2015.

*Documents due via email - keyctr@unca.edu. Documents requiring signatures should dropped off in the Key Center. 

Journal of Undergraduate Public Service Projects

About the Journal

The Journal of Undergraduate Public Service Projects publishes the work of approved Community Engaged Scholars at the University of North Carolina at Asheville. The papers discuss the projects' origins, challenges, outcomes, and sustainability. They are designed to be helpful to future students who undertake Public Service Projects and faculty who advise them.

Download the guidelines for formatting your paper.


Volume IV, 2015

Issue I

Volume III, 2014

Issue I

Issue II 

Volume II, 2013

Issue I

Issue II

Volume I, 2012

Issue I

Issue II