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American Cultures Engaged Scholarship (ACES)

In partnership with the American Cultures Center, the Public Service Center supports American Cultures Engaged Scholarship (ACES). ACES courses fulfill the AC graduation requirement and include a community-engaged learning component. These courses enable students to contribute to a community project or organization while deepening their course learning. By participating in an ACES course, you will explore how to apply your academic endeavors with your commitment to social justice and civic responsibility. In addition, you can become an ACES Chancellor’s Public Fellow; Fellows are undergraduate and graduate students who support ACES faculty by assisting with community partnership development, course design, and managing logistics for community-engaged projects. The Public Service Center also supports faculty who are interested in teaching an ACES course.

ACES faculty

Faculty speaking on a panel during the ACES Symposium, 2012

Important Dates

Applications for faculty who want to teach American Cultures Engaged Scholarship courses will be available on the ACES website in August each year. Student fellows are usually recommended by faculty in their proposals.

Online Application

Please check the ACES website for the online application.

Contact Information

For more information, please contact the Public Service Center at