Carleton CCCE Code of Ethics For Students Involved With Academic Civic Engagement (ACE) Projects

  • Students will treat community partners and community members respectfully.
  • Students doing projects will behave as professional and ethical representatives of Carleton College at all times.
  • Students will understand their role and its limitations in the context of the academic civic engagement assignment.
  • Students will understand their role and its limitations in the context of the academic civic engagement assignment.
  • Students will be aware of and follow the policies and procedures of the community agency.
  • Students will fulfill their project commitments to the community partner in accordance with the course requirements.
  • Students will abide by any applicable legal and ethical guidelines.
  • Students will recognize and reflect upon potential challenges to their personal value systems.
  • Students will carefully consider all aspects of the civic engagement assignment and consult with faculty members if participation would cause undue distress due to personal circumstances.
  • If students encounter a situation that concerns them, or where they feel there is a conflict of interest, they should talk to their professor and/or CCCE staff.
The 6 Tenets of Community Institution Collaboration - Susan Gust and Cathy Jordan

Shaping Our Shared Futures Together

In June of 2021, the CCCE facilitated a two-day workshop focusing on participatory co-creation among community members, students, staff, and faculty to be ethical in our action and advance social and racial justice. 

We created a website, Shaping Our Shared Future Together, based on key ideas from community knowledge holders in Rice County, MN and members of Carleton College that surfaced through this workshop. We hope these reflections and recommendations prove useful in community-institutional partnership development.