Community & Friends

The Collaboratory

2016-17AY Community Engagement and Public Service Activities is open now until April 1st, 2017.

Each year UNCG strives to understand it’s portrait of contributions to and collaborations with the greater community through community engagement and public service.

  • Community engagement is described as faculty/staff/student collaborations WITH community partners that are reciprocal and mutually beneficial
  • Public service is described as outreach services provided TO or FOR communities/public

Why we need your story!: We are seeking exemplary community engagement and/or public service activities from each department, network, and office. Your information is valuable as we prepare as well as help kick off UNCG’s 125th Celebrations, as well as for institutional accreditations, honors, recognitions, and efforts to support community-university partnerships.

How to report: Departments/network/office are to self-identify activities & submit online (multiple records are strongly encouraged!)

Complete the form now!

If you have any questions please feel free to contact Lori Kniffin or Emily Janke at or (336) 256-2578 or view our FAQ page.


Coming Soon…

The Collaboratory(R) is a database of community-university activities developed by ICEE and licensed to TreeTop Commons (LLC) in 2013. The Collaboratory(R) empowers higher education institutions to document and understand the full scope of their community engagement and public service activities to improve practice. 

UNCG has started using the newly developed Collaboratory on our campus. We are the implementation phase in which we are entering UNCG data on community engagement and public service activities.

Read about ICEE’s licensing agreement with TreeTop Commons here.

Read about ICEE’s designers of The Collaboratory here

Read about ICEE’s role in The Collaboratory’s international database and research program here.