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Graduate Certificate in Community Engagement

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Become a Graduate Community Engagement Scholar

Students may declare the Graduate Community Engagement Certificate by submitting the Graduate Certificate Enrollment Request Form to Liza Amatetti at lama@udel.edu.

 

Applicants must have a minimum of a 3.2 GPA.  Courses or research undertaken prior to acceptance to the Graduate Community Engagement Certificate may meet requirements, contingent upon approval of the Faculty Review Board.


The Graduate Community Engagement Certificate

The Certificate, which is recorded on the student’s transcript, creates a scaffold by which scholars integrate their academic study in community engagement experiences through participation in course work, community-focused graduate research or creative work, and hands-on experience. Scholars will maintain a portfolio that may contain reflection materials, research documents, a record of experiential hours, and a final synthesis that documents their deepened understanding of their role as a community engaged scholar.


Course Requirements

​Students will participate in 9 credits of academic coursework. Students must maintain a 3.2 overall GPA and a B- or better in all courses applied to this certificate.


UNIV 679: Introduction to Engaged Scholarship will next be offered in Spring 2021 on Tuesday from 4:00-7:00 p.m. 





CREDITSCOURSE INFOADDITIONAL DETAILS
3UNIV 679: Introduction to Engaged ScholarshipAt the conclusion of this course, the students will be knowledgeable about the creation, implementation, assessment and dissemination of scholarly community engagement projects that are directly related to their academic discipline. Topics will focus on the historical foundations of community engagement, partnerships, research/creative activities, teaching, and service, evaluation and assessment, criticality in community engagement, communication and dissemination.
3Other graduate-level coursework with a Community Engaged component as approved by the Faculty Review Board. Courses will have approval from the Faculty Review Board. Scholars must request course approval in writing before the start of the semester. The Scholar's proposal will indicate how the courses fit within their overall Graduate Community Engagement Scholar Certificate plan. Classwork such as essays, lab reports, or other writings will become part of the portfolio.
3Either other graduate-level coursework with a Community Engaged component as approved by the Faculty Review Board or community engaged internships/projects undertaken for creditCourses or internship/projects must have approval from the Faculty Review Board. Scholars may request course or internship/project approval in writing before the start of the semester. The Scholar's proposal will indicate how the courses or internships/projects fit within their overall Graduate Community Engagement Scholar Certificate plan. Classwork or an internship/project reflection and hour log will become part of the portfolio.
9CREDITS TOTAL
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