News and Announcements
Dates of ACES 2019 Members Meeting Announced
March 10-11, 2019
Michigan State University
East Lansing, Michigan
ACES members will be receiving invitations to attend the Academy's 2019 Members Meeting, to be held in March on the campus of Michigan State University. Building on last year's succesful gathering in Minneapolis, the focus of this meeting will be to review accomplishments, devise an action-oriented agenda, and deepen connections among members. The meeting agenda and further details are forthcoming. In the meantime, ACES members are asked to please save these dates.
ACES Endorses the International Higher Education Declaration to Support the Implementation of the United Nations Sustainability Goals
December 10, 2018
At the invitation of ACES member Budd Hall, Co-Director of the UNESCO Chair in Community Based Research and Social Responsibility in Higher Education, the ACES Board of Directors voted to endorse and be a signatory to the International Higher Education Declaration to Support the Implementation of the United Nations Sustainability Goals (SDGs) at its December 2018 meeting. Authored by the Big Tent Consortium, a global network of engagement-focused universities and their community partners, the Declaration is a call to action to its members on the role of universities in the implementation of the UN SDGs.
ACES Convenes First Independent Members Meeting
January 10-11, 2018
University of Minnesota
Since its founding, the annual meetings of the membership of the Academy of Community Engagement Scholarship had been held in conjunction with the annual conferences of partnering associations. All of that changed in January of 2018, when ACES convened its annual Member Meeting on the campus of the University of Minnesota and on the Internet by way of videoconferencing technology. Hosted by ACES member Andy Furco, Associate Vice President for Public Engagement, University of Minnesota, the meeting spanned two days and afforded members the opportunity to have extended conversations about topics of critical importance to the Academy. The gathering resulted in the development of an action-oriented agenda meant to guide ACES activity over the following year.