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2016 Engaged Department Award

2016 Engaged Department Award

The Engaged Department Award recognizes one academic department or program at a CCMW member institution for its exemplary commitment to advancing the civic purposes of higher education through a coordinated effort.

CU Boulder’s Program for Writing & Rhetoric has emerged as a national exemplar for academic departments in various stages of authentically integrating community engagement into their pedagogy, scholarship, and practice. The program’s institutionalization of community-engaged practices is truly unparalleled in the region. We are truly delighted to be able to honor the Program for Writing and Rhetoric for its many accomplishments and look forward to celebrating those to come.

Mountain West Engagement Awards
Program for Writing & Rhetoric, University of Colorado Boulder
Thursday, October 20, 2016


Here at CCMW we are tasked with “leading the evolution of the engaged campus,” but what does that mean? What better way to tell the story of engagement than by looking at an example of an engaged student. We would like to introduce you to Melissa Tilleman, a recent graduate of the University of Wyoming (UW), to help tell the story of how CCMW supports a campus in creating opportunities to produce engaged students.

Behold the power of service.