AOK1 Creation and Support

One hallmark of the Pace Core Curriculum is a three-credit Civic Engagement and Public Values requirement.  A major responsibility of the Center for Community Action and Research (CCAR) is to provide support for this component of the Core.  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 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 have over 80 community-based learning courses at Pace that cut across all schools and disciplines.

Faculty who direct AOK1 courses can request a faculty assistant to help run their course. >> Download the request form.

For more information contact: Dr. Mary Ann Murphy, Director of CCAR, and Associate Professor, at (212) 346-1767, or