Welcome to the Pioneer Academic Center for Community Engagement (PACCE) where students, community partners, and faculty Experience, Grow, and Make a Difference for each other through working on real community projects, in real situations and with real consequences.
PACCE is the place for financial and other support of student engagement, service learning, and other community-based projects. It is support for students under faculty direction to pay the costs of travel, supplies, services, and other associated expenses. PACCE is also a campfire where those involved with community-based engagement programs can meet to plan and coordinate awareness, advocacy, training, faculty development, assessment, and communications. Finally, it is portal through which community and campus entities can meet, plan, and coordinate resources for the mutual benefit of each other.
Setting the PACCE for students to improve their skills, build their experience, and gain the confidence that comes from accomplishment!
Setting the PACCE for community partners to address organizational objectives through a positive experience with the university's students and faculty!
Setting the PACCE for faculty to serve their community, make connections, and enhance their teaching experience!
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PACCE offices are located on the 5th floor of the Pioneer Tower.
The PACCE Mission is to nurture a campus environment that empowers students, faculty, staff, and community partners to:
|Students||Faculty and Staff||Community Partners|
|EXPERIENCE||real people, real situations and real consequences.||the scholarship of engagement.||a positive and productive relationship with the university’s faculty and students.|
|GROW||1) your skills, experience, and ability to critically think and 2) grow your spirit and confidence to challenge, explore, be innovative and succeed.||your capacity to be an effective teacher, researcher, publicly share including publishing, and advance professionally.||your capacity to address organizational challenges and pursue opportunities.|
|MAKE A DIFFERENCE||through the empowered capacity to pursue solutions in your professional, social, and community worlds.||for your students, yourself, and your community.||by better preparing tomorrow’s citizens and pioneering the potential for positive organizational change in your organization.|