ACM Engage!

ACM Engage! Student Certificate Program. Get involved with ACM!

 

Student Engagement Certificate Program

ACM Engage! is a Co-Curricular Record (CCR) approved certificate program initiated by the Department of Arts, Culture, and Media (ACM) to help students from across U of T Scarborough find opportunities to participate and contribute to the arts, culture and media communities beyond their classroom. Our program encourages students to:

  • Attend multiple arts, culture and media events on campus
  • Volunteer for ACM and related student groups and complete training and workshops
  • Develop skills and other leadership experiences that are helpful in the workplace
  • Access the resources available at U of T Scarborough to help them achieve their goals

Choose from THREE certificates: Leader, Ambassador and Explorer

Stay tuned for a new pilot certificate arriving soon: ACM Scholar!

 

         LEADER

         AMBASSADOR

        EXPLORER

WHO is Eligible
  • Anyone in an ACM or related volunteer role

  • eg. ACM Connectors, volunteers with ARTSIDEOUT, LLBT, Gallery 1265

  • All UTSC students
WHAT is Involved
  • sucessfully complete ACM student group executive or workstudy position
  • 5 training sessions
  • Exit Report
  • 20 hours of services
  • 2 training sessions
  • Exit Survey
  • Attend minimum of 5 events from various ACM disciplines
  • 1 listed off-campus event

To Track your Progress:

1.  All Engage participants will receive a monthly calendar at the beginning of each month, which will include a listing of all volunteer opportunities, training sessions, and ACM events happening both on and off campus. Off-campus events that aren’t listed in the calendar may also be approved – just check in with us first!

2.  Make sure to sign-up for events in advance and sign-in when you attend. We track at many events, but for events without a sign in area or an off-campus event, please do a selfie check-in (Take a photo of yourself in a way that clearly shows what event you are at; I.e. With signage, staff in uniform, etc.) and email it to us at acmconnects@utsc.utoronto.ca

3.  Please note that while you can sign up for as many Engage! certificates as you want, each event or workshop can only count towards one certificate. Also if you decide to count and event towards a class it cannot also count towards your Engage! certificate.

4. If you work with a student group, please have your Lead Executive (I.e. President, General Manager, etc.) email us to confirm the completion of your role at acmconnects@utsc.utoronto.ca. If you work as an ACM Workstudy, please have your staff supervisor email us upon completion of your role. Confirmation for both positions must be received no later than April 5th, 2019.

5.  At the end of each semester, you will receive a Progress Report via email indicating how many training sessions you have completed according to our records. Reports can also be provided at any time upon request. 

At the end of the program:

When you complete all the requirements and an exit survey, you will receive a certificate and recognition on your CCR! And the best part: WAFFLES. We welcome all participants in the current year to join our ACM Engage! Waffle Brunch and Leadership Forum – a celebration of all students’ achievements in this program and recognition for your contribution to the Department of Arts Culture and Media.

To Sign Up:

We require students to sign up on a google form. We ask for their contact info, and which certificate they are signing up for. Applications are now OPEN!

To register for ACM Engage! please fill out our Engage! Certificate Program form.

If your student group is in need of volunteers please fill out our Volunteer Request form.

Questions? Please contact acmconnects@utsc.utoronto.ca

FAQ

Where are the volunteer opportunities located?

Most volunteer opportunities will be available at the University of Toronto Scarborough. Select opportunities will be off-campus in the coming school year.

 

Why should I join this program?

There are many benefits to your learning and campus experience by joining ACM Engage! Based on the feedback from previous years, students valued:

  • Making new friends and having fun!
  • New skills learned through getting involved
  • Sense of accomplishment through working with others and earning CCR-approved recognition
  • Soft skills development ie. Working independently, communicating with people, time management

 

I am entering my first year at UTSC, and I’m not sure if I can qualify to join (and I’m a little scared of meeting new people).

ACM Engage! was created with the intention of bringing people together to make it easier for you to meet and make new life-long friends. It’s the perfect way of learning what ACM is all about and how awesome it is to be a part of our community. Your time, effort, and enthusiasm is needed and much appreciated! We want to meet you and get to know you J

 

I’m not a part of the Arts, Culture, and Media Department. Can I still join ACM Engage?

Yes! All students at UTSC are welcome to join the certificate program and must apply online. This helps our team to track your involvement and your participation throughout the school year. Here’s a list of programs that our past Engagers have studied:

Psychology

Art History and Visual Culture

French

Curatorial Studies

Global Asian Studies

New Media Studies

Biochemistry

Studio

Neuroscience

Health Studies

Political science

Computer Science

Arts Management

Sociology

Journalism

Biology

Music and Culture

City Studies

Theatre and Performance Studies

 

Can I participate in more than 1 certificate?

Yes! Please keep in mind that each certificate requires certain hours volunteered, training sessions, or attendance at events.

 

What is “CCR” and why is this important?

CCR stands for Co-Curricular Record and it’s the University of Toronto’s way of recognizing the activities you do outside of your classes. It helps students make the connection between their involvement and learning when applying for jobs and highlighting skills for future employers or graduate programs. You will be able to print at any point an official validated record of your involvement at U of T.

It’s not mandatory, but it’s a great way to show your work recorded officially by U of T!

To get CCR, you must also activate it separately – please go here to learn more: https://ccr.utoronto.ca/loginpage.htm