When assessing a potential CETR opportunity, ask yourself….
- Does the organisation work with people who are experiencing disadvantage or marginalisation?
- How do the organisation’s clients experience disadvantage or marginalisation?
- How will this type of engagement build capacity or contribute to the community?
- Will the organisation benefit from my contribution? Will I also learn something from the experience?
- Do the people I’m working with have a say in how we work together?
- Am I directly interacting with people in this role?
For guidance on whether the community engagement activity you propose to undertake supports the Mission of the University, prior to requesting community engagement time release, you should contact ACU Engagement.
How do I apply for CETR?
To apply, complete a ‘Community Engagement Time Release Application’ in Service Central using the link below.
Please include as much detail as possible to outline how the specific activity you will be undertaking directly contributes to the common good, addresses social justice issues in the community, and helps those in our communities who are experiencing disadvantage and/or marginalisation. For example, you may wish to apply for time release to participate as a board member for a non-for-profit organisation. In addition to describing the work of the organisation, you would also need to outline how your work as a board member builds capacity or contributes to the organisation.
You may not proceed on a community engagement activity until your application is endorsed by your nominated supervisor and approved by the Pro Vice-Chancellor, Engagement. You will be notified by email when the Pro Vice-Chancellor Engagement has considered your application and either approved or declined your application.
Apply for CETR