In the Fall of 2019 as part of a new program, students will be able to designate on their college transcripts that they are community engagement scholars.
Barbara Pickering, a professor in the School of Communication, discusses what the program is and what students can do to take part in it.
The program includes four components: two service learning courses, 135 hours of volunteer work, a community based learing experience (internships, practicums, etc.) and reflection pieces that culminates the entire activities.
Service learning/community engagement components are useful on a student's/graduate's resume to demonstrate their participation as a part of a civic society.
ACDC will work with students to help them reflect on all of the community engagement work that they've done to help encourage them to put the experiences on their resume.
Students curious to learn more about the community engaged scholar program can contact Barb Pickering at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Located in one of America’s best cities to live, work and learn, the University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO) is Nebraska’s premier metropolitan university. With more than 15,000 students enrolled in 200-plus programs of study, UNO is recognized nationally for its online education, graduate education, military friendliness and community engagement efforts. Founded in 1908, UNO has served learners of all backgrounds for more than 100 years and is dedicated to another century of excellence both in the classroom and in the community.