Community engagement and academic outreach
Arkansas Tech University's most recent stategic plan directly calls to:"Recognize, encourage and promote the use of co-curricular and high-impact educational practices (e.g.,athletics, student research, student learning, internships, research, service learning, interdisciplinary project-based courses, study abroad, learning communities). - Goal 1, Action Item 9" The Center for Community Engagement and Academic Outreach (CEAO) was designed to create unique educational experiences for students while improving the local and global communities. We provide students with innovative learning experiences that bring them outside the classroom to engage with the community and with real world problems, while giving them skills and experiences that will prepare them for the rapidly changing world.
Who is involved:
This course was created by a multidisciplinary team of faculty, ATU alumni and students interested in innovative teaching. In addition to the seven faculty members, the board includes three rotating positions: an alumni position, a student position and the faculty member teaching the course.