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UNCW Community Engagement Survey

The Office of Community Engagement is seeking Faculty input via a Faculty Community Engagement Activity Survey regarding community engagement activities* in the 2016-2017 year. The survey is open and available until April 28, 2017.

The survey is gathering information regarding community-engaged teaching, scholarship, and service activities. It is designed to supplement the data collected through Digital Measures. Once the survey is closed, you will receive a summary of your engagement work that can be included in your annual review. It is our intention to use thin information we glean from this survey process to inform current discussions on data collection about faculty activity in the future.

*Community Engagement describes collaboration between institutions of higher education and their larger communities (local, regional/state, national, global) for the mutually beneficial exchange of knowledge and resources in a context of partnership and reciprocity. The purpose of community engagement is the partnership of college and university knowledge and resources with those of the public and private sectors to enrich scholarship, research, and creative activity; enhance curriculum, teaching, and learning; prepare educated, engaged citizens; strengthen democratic values and civic responsibility; address critical societal issues; and contribute to the public good. (Definition from the Carnegie Foundation)


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Community Engagement Grants

Community Engagement Grants announced!

The call for proposals has gone out for 2017-18 Community Engagement Grants. New this year, grants will support both semester AND year-long scholarly projects that represent collaborative partnerships among community partner, student, and faculty teams.

Projects should:

  • advance the development of community partner capacity,
  • engage students in service learning and/or engaged research, and/or
  • facilitate the evolution of faculty scholarly identity as it relates to meeting community‐identified needs.

 The goal of this community engagement grant is to expand and deepen mutually beneficial relationships among faculty, students, and community partners. Find out more about these grants here >>

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UNCW Engagement Conference Launches EngageSENC Web Platform

On Friday, Oct. 14, the University of North Carolina Wilmington held an all-day conference to promote ways for the university, local organizations and individuals to work together for the benefit of the community, called “Giving Flight to Engagement: Creating Positive Community-University Partnerships.”

The conference served as the public launch of the EngageSENC.org website platform, a community networking tool that is a collaborative effort of UNCW’s College of Health and Human Services, QENO (Quality Enhancement for Nonprofit Organizations), the United Way of Cape Fear, the South East Area Health Education Center (SEAHEC) and the Civic Leadership Project.

EngageSENC connects nonprofits, community members, local government, philanthropic interests, colleges and universities, decision makers and businesses in southeastern North Carolina. Users can find resources and faculty expertise on a wide range of issues, such as health care, human services, housing and education; identify opportunities for internships, volunteerism and community-based research; and interact with the university and with one another. Nonprofits and other agencies also have the opportunity to share information about their services. Look at the EngageSENC web platform here >


April 14, 5p

Community Engagement Grant Proposals due

April 25, 3:30p

Community Engagement Advisory Board Meeting

May 5-6

UNCW Commencement