The Community Engaged Scholar honor is one of five academic recognitions available 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.
Applications are due Tuesday Sept 17, 2019. 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.
8 Steps to Becoming a Community Engaged Scholar
Step 1: Take at least 1 Service Learning Designated course
Step 2: Propose a Community Engaged Project: due Tuesday September 17, 2019. Drop form off by the Key Center or scan and email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Step 3: After project approval, do amazing work with your community partner and faculty advisor on your proposed Community Engaged Project
Step 4: If you haven’t already, register for and pass a 2nd service learning designated course with a B- or higher (not required to begin work on the project, but required to graduate with CES distinction).
Step 5: Complete project, then your write paper.
- First draft due Tuesday November 5, 2019. The paper will be reviewed and returned for revisions. Email to email@example.com.
- Revised Final Paper due Tuesday November 19, 2019.
Step 6: Present poster at Undergraduate Research Symposium which will be held on Tuesday November 26, 2019.
Step 7: Upon receiving final project/paper approval, submit Completion Form with required signatures by Tuesday November 19, 2019. Submit scanned copy with signatures to firstname.lastname@example.org or drop off original with signatures to Key Center.
Step 8: Pick up your CES certificate and graduation cord in the semester of your graduation at the Key Center, 211 Highsmith Student Union.
- 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 listed on the Registrar’s website. You must earn a grade of B- or above in each course.
- Complete a Community Engaged Scholar Workshop (in person with quiz, dates listed below)
- Complete a Community Engaged Project (CEP) with a local non-profit agency that directly responds to a need identified by that agency. Need ideas for topics? Read past papers to get an idea of potential projects (see Journal of Undergraduate Public Service Projects content below).
- Complete a 5-page paper (single-spaced) that outlines the CEP, including the learning that came from it.
- Present the CEP at a Celebration of Community Engaged Learning (scheduled at the end of each fall and spring semester).
- Fill out and submit a Completion Form will all required signatures.
*This is not intended to be completed in one semester. Approval to do so, because of special circumstances, may be requested.
2019 Community Engaged Scholar Workshops
Fall 2019 Workshops: if you missed the 2019 Fall CES Workshops and wish to be eligible for a Community Engaged Project this fall, please contact email@example.com to request an orientation session.