In his recent Strategic Vision for the University of Mary Washington, President Troy Paino highlighted our value of service, community and civic engagement, drawn from our long history as a public liberal arts and sciences institution. President Paino argued passionately about the institution’s ability to “provide an increasingly diverse population with the opportunity to improve their lives, their communities, and the world around them” and to equip students to “address society’s demands, to challenge injustices, and to embrace the world’s possibilities.” Similarly, the 2020 Strategic Plan emphasized our strong ethic of public service and supports the development of more service learning courses.
A Community Engagement task force, consisting of faculty and staff from the entire university, has spent a year planning a way for UMW to enhance our already strong connection between service courses and the community. This has been partially motivated by a SCHEV directive to evaluate civic engagement on Virginia campuses, but also motivated by our strong desire to highlight and enhance the excellent work we already do.
CE committee developed a course designation. In order to be designated as CE course, you must meet the following learning outcomes.
If you would like to have your course designated as a CE course, please complete the following form: