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Update: Feb. 21 is new deadline for community outreach examples

By Kimber Williams | Emory Report | Jan. 21, 2014

The Center for Community Partnerships (CFCP) has extended the deadline to Friday, Feb. 21, for campus-wide examples that illustrate Emory's commitment to community engagement during the 2012-2013 academic year.

The data and information will be used to underscore how community engagement has become deeper, more pervasive, better instituted, and sustained at Emory in the past five years as part of a process to reaffirm two distinguished national recognitions, according to Maureen Sweatman, CFCP director of operations.

In recent years, Emory has won acclaim for a commitment to integrating its teaching and research missions with community service that produces positive transformation.

In 2006, Emory became one of the first institutions of higher education to receive the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching's Community Engagement classification, and only one of only a handful to earn the classification in both the Curricular Engagement and the Outreach and Partnerships categories.

Emory also received the 2008 Presidential Award for General Community Service from the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) — the highest federal recognition a college or university can receive for its commitment to volunteering, service-learning, and civic engagement.

CNSC has also named Emory to the President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll with Distinction in both 2010 and 2013.

To assist with this year's applications, the Emory community is encouraged to share examples of how schools and units have collaborated with their larger communities — local, regional, statewide, or globally — to share knowledge and resources in order to enrich scholarship, research and creative endeavors; 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.

Submissions should be sent to mabell@emory.edu no later than Feb. 7. For more information, contact Sweatman at 404-423-5911.