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Service-enhanced courses to be featured on upcoming registration

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Published: Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Updated: Tuesday, April 5, 2011 17:04

Sam Houston State University will introduce a new course designation for Fall 2011 courses called Academic Community Engagement, or ACE.

"ACE courses offer community service hours, a minimum of nine hours, along with their standard class curriculum," Lauren Daniels, an ACE representative said. "This requirement allows students to live out SHSU's motto: ‘The Measure of a Life is its Service.'"

ACE courses are designed to enhance a student's academic performance and work ethic by introducing community service into their schedules, she said.

Courses with an ACE designation will be featured on the registration process each semester starting in the Fall of 2011. There are currently more than 50 courses, across a variety of disciplines that have ACE designation.

In 2011, Sam Houston State University was selected by The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching to receive the Community Engagement Classification. SHSU is among 115 colleges and universities recognized and is the only institution within the Texas State University System with the designation. Only 311 U. S. institutions of higher education have been awarded the classification since it was established.

For more information about ACE designated courses, visit its web site at

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