Community Engaged Scholarship

American Cultures Engaged Scholarship Program (ACES)

ACES Courses

ACES courses represent corners of campus that highlights the intent of the AC requirement, while also deepening the meaning of that intent through a combination of multi-disciplinary research and praxis, the development of students and community partners as co-educators, mentoring opportunities, and increased and sustained accessibility of information.


Instructor: Seth Lunine
Semester: Fall 2016

Integrative Biology

Integrative Biology 35AC & 190 - 'Human Biological Variation'

Instructors: Leslea Hlusko and Tesla Monson 
Semesters Offered: Spring 2015 - Present

ACES Program Grants

About the ACES Program

Launched in January 2010 as a partnership between the American Cultures Center and the Public Service Center, the American Cultures Engaged Scholarship (ACES) Program aims to transform how faculty’s community-engaged scholarship is valued, to enhance learning for students through a combination of teaching and practice, and to create new knowledge that has an impact both in the community and the academy. 

Learning Community for Graduate Scholar-Activists

In 2019, the American Cultures Engaged Scholarship (ACES) Program launched a learning community for graduate scholar-activists.  This learning community includes a series of workshops discussing community engagement and scholar-activism.