Civic Engagement and Public Values Course Support

One hallmark of the Pace Core Curriculum is a three-credit Civic Engagement and Public Values requirement. The Center for Community Action and Research (CCAR) strives to support this component of the core curriculum. Among other things, we aid faculty by offering information on best practices in community-based learning and research, supplemental readings, and reflection exercises. Additionally, we can assist faculty in their efforts to find appropriate sites for students’ community placements, and assistants to help monitor students’ placements over the course of the semester.We are proud of the fact that we presently offer over 100 community-based learning course sections at Pace that cut across all schools and disciplines, each and every year.

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For more information on the ways that the CCAR supports faculty and the CE course core requirement contact:

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Dr. Mary Ann Murphy
  Heather Novak
Associate Director


  Daniel Botting
Associate Director


FACES CE Course Student Assistants

Faculty who teach CE courses can apply for a faculty assistant to assist them with the community component of their course. Download the request form here, and submit via email using the information above. 

Civic Engagement and Public Value Course Fellowship Grants

Deadline for applications is typically in mid to late March

One of the hallmarks of the University’s core curriculum is a three credit Civic Engagement and Public Value (formerly known as AOKI) course, reflecting Pace University’s commitment to foster participatory citizenship among students. The Office of the President and Project Pericles at Pace are pleased to be able to support the development or retooling of Civic Engagement and Public Value courses with this grant. To be considered eligible for the grant the course must explicitly address the topics of social responsibility and active citizenship. Limited grants of $1000 for newly developed courses and $500 to retool an existing Civic Engagement and Public Value course.

For more information and/or to request application materials, please contact the CCAR using the information above. 

Research Opportunities

The CCAR works to assess CE courses, and service-learning outcomes.

To find out more about the CCAR’s current research projects and/or to work with CCAR contact us using the information above.