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Webinar Focusing on ACES White Paper

January 6, 2022

The Carolina Center for Public Service (CCPS) at the University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill is organizing an online presentation by members Lynn Blanchard and Andy Furco of their ACES white paper, Faculty Engaged Scholarship: Setting Standards and Building Conceptual Clarity.

The event will be held on Wednesday, January 12th, 2022 at 4:00pm EST (UTC/GMT -5).

In this interactive session, participants will explore engaged scholarship through disciplinary frames of how it is incorporated into academic work with common principles and purposes.

This event is free, but registration is required. Register at:

Academy of Community Engagement Scholarship Announces Inductees

November 4, 2021

The Academy of Community Engagement Scholarship (ACES) is pleased to announce the names of thirty-eight exceptional scholars and leaders who have been elected to membership in the Academy in 2019 and 2021. Each of the new members has amassed a stellar array of accomplishments related to the production and advancement of scholarship that serves the public good. More specifically, such scholarship is characterized by mutually beneficial collaboration between institutions of higher education and communities of place, practice, interest, action, or circumstance that results in the co-creation of new knowledge.

Download the complete press release including the list of 2019 and 2021 inductees.

ACES Publishes First White Paper

May 1, 2021

The Academy is pleased to announce its first publication. Faculty Engaged Scholarship: Setting Standards and Building Conceptual Clarity was authored by members Lynn Blanchard, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and Andrew Furco, University of Minnesota.

Abstract:  In this report, we begin with an examination how engaged scholarship is presented in promotion and tenure guidelines using case studies from two public research universities in the United States. From the findings of these case studies, we identify several ways in which academic disciplines frame engaged scholarship. We then apply these disciplinary frames to establish a broader framework designed to build greater conceptual clarity regarding the different approaches and pathways that disciplines take to engaged scholarship. We conclude the report with a look to the future in our efforts to set standards and build greater conceptual clarity of engaged scholarship. While the work is bound within the context of these two institutions, we hope that this report will have implications for broader conversations of engaged scholarship and be useful to other types of institutions in the United States and abroad.

ACES Adopts New Committee Structure

April 19, 2021 The Academy's membership has formally adopted a series of bylaws revisions meant to increase opportunities for member engagement…

Postponed: ACES 2020 Members' Meeting

March 8, 2020 The upcoming ACES Annual Members’ Meeting (March 30-31) is being postponed out of growing concern about the Corona (COVID-19)…

Save the Date: ACES 2020 Members' Meeting

March 30-31, 2020 APLU Headquarters Washington, DC The Academy's 2020 Annual Members’ Meeting will focus on public policy and the role ACES…