CCCE Updates

Winter Term ACE Gathering – February 20, 4-6pm

Please join us for the winter gathering of faculty and staff involved in Academic Civic Engagement. These gatherings are intended to provide an opportunity for us to share experiences, learn from each other, and build a deeper sense of community. Drop in anytime from 4-6 pm at the Alumni Guest House Library for beverages, snacks, and community. Please RSVP by February 2 if you can join us.

Kelsey Barale ’07 Transitions to the University of Minnesota

Kelsey Barale ’07, Academic Civic Engagement & Scholarship Coordinator has taken a position at the University of Minnesota as of November 17. The CCCE wants to thank her for her work and wish her well. We are currently interviewing for her replacement and hope to introduce the new ACES coordinator in our spring newsletter.

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First ACE Community Co-Creation Grants awarded to Faculty

Palmar Alvarez-Blanco, Broom Fellow for Public Scholarship and professor of Spanish, and Anita Chikkatur, professor of educational studies, have been awarded ACE Community Co-Creation Grants funded by the Eric ’66 and Mimi ’66 Carlson Endowed Fund for Community and Civic Engagement and the Puzak Endowed Fund for Experiential Learning and Community Engagement. These grants support faculty collaboration with community knowledge-holders in the design and implementation of Academic Civic Engagement courses. Anita Chikkatur is collaborating with community partner Marika Pfefferkorn of Twin Cities Innovation Alliance (TCIA) to design a spring term Educational Studies Senior Seminar on the preK-12th grade school to prison pipeline. Palmar Alvarez-Blanco is expanding the collaborative “Shared Memories” component of her ACE course Spain Today (Spanish 244). This course pairs Carleton students with partners at UNATE, an educational center for seniors in Santander, Spain.

Public Scholarship at Carleton

Hold the date! 2nd annual Day of Public Scholarship June 6, 2024

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LTC Lunch January 30 – Exploring the Range of Public Scholarship at Carleton

Do you have questions about what types of scholarship fit within the broader umbrella of Public Scholarship? Have you ever wondered what it’s like to work in the field of Public Scholarship? Or what kind of publications your Carleton colleagues are involved in within a Public Scholarship focus? This session will provide an opportunity to listen to some Carleton professors discuss their roles and projects and for participants to explore and learn about different forms and definitions of Public Scholarship. There will also be room to discuss in small groups after hearing a few examples, and to raise questions and areas for further exploration including where we teach or involve Carleton students with public scholarship. To learn more visit the LTC event page.

You can also learn more about your Carleton colleagues’ public scholarship work through the Media Library for Public Scholarship. 

ACE Resources and Funding Opportunities


Request funding through the CCCE to support your ACE course (honorariums, events support, local travel, supplies) or for an ACE TA or Public Scholarship Assistant. Rolling deadline. You can request Field Trip Funds for transportation for ACE-related trips outside Rice County through the Office of the Provost (email Eric Egge) or request funding from your department.

ACE Co-Creation Grants up to $4,000 to support the work of a community partner in the planning, and co-education within an ACE course and/ or project. Spring term deadline: April 5.

Puzak Endowed Fund for Experiential Learning and Community Engagement. Rolling deadline.

Incubator Grants to foster pedagogical and curricular exploration and innovation. Rolling deadline.

Applications for the Mellon Periclean Faculty Leader (PFL) Program in the Humanities are due April 5, 2024 for a Spring 2024 course. This is a $4,500 award with flexible spending options to support ACE course development. Please contact Emily Seru for information and how to apply.

Recommended Reading

The Craft of Community- Engaged Teaching and Learning: A Guide for Faculty Development
This is a great resource for Carleton faculty developing an Academic Civic Engagement course. The book covers everything from foundations in engaged teaching, to ethical community partnership development, to assessing student work. The Carleton ACES Faculty Community of Practice, a group of faculty convened by the CCCE three times a term this year to talk about ACE course development and best practice, is reading this book together and finding it very useful.

Calls for Publications

The Michigan Journal of Community Service learning has a call for book reviews of recent (published within the last five years) literature about service-learning and community-based research. Books selected for review should offer new scholarly perspectives on important issues in community-based teaching and learning and engaged scholarship for diverse audiences, including faculty, students, or community members and partners. Rolling deadline.

The Michigan Journal of Community Service Learning also has an open call for “lively and original articles on research, theory, pedagogy, and other issues pertinent to (a) civic engagement, (b) campus-community partnerships, (c) curriculum-based and co-curricular service-learning, and (d) engaged/public scholarship in higher education”. Rolling deadline.