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About the Tour

The Office of Academic Affairs is pleased to collaborate with the Division of Community Affairs and the Graduate School to host the third annual New Faculty Community Engagement Tours.

The New Faculty Community Engagement Tours will engage early career faculty and advanced graduate students in three day-long tours of West Alabama and the Alabama Black Belt. Travelers will have opportunities to develop innovative partnerships with community members and other campus researchers interested in community-based approaches to addressing community needs. Those who are involved in or interested in research that contributes to their discipline while making a positive impact on external stakeholders in our communities should participate.

Dates and Details

Tour buses will load at 7 a.m. and return no later than 7 p.m. each day.

Wednesday, May 8  Greene, Hale, and Tuscaloosa Counties

Thursday, May 9  Pickens, Sumter, and Perry Counties

Friday, May 10  Perry, Clark, and Dallas Counties

Registration closed May 3.

There is no cost to participate in the 2019 New Faculty Community Engagement Tours. If you need to cancel for any reason, we request that you do so within 48 hours of your scheduled tour to avoid the assessment of a $250 fee.


DAY 1 Wednesday, May 8, 2019

Eutaw Greene County
Panel Discussion at Robert Brown Middle School

Hale County
Safe House Museum
Panel at Salem Baptist Church

Hale County
Auburn's Rural Studios

West Tuscaloosa
Tuscaloosa County
Panel Discussion at The EDGE


DAY 2 Thursday, May 9, 2019

Aliceville Pickens County
Aliceville Museum Tour
Panel Discussion

Livingston/York Sumter County
Panel Discussion at Livingston Civic Center

Perry County
Judson College
Panel Discussion
Main Street Marion and the Honors College 57 Miles Program


DAY 3 Friday, May 10, 2019

Uniontown Perry County
Panel Discussion at R.C. Hatch High School

Thomasville Clark County
Panel Discussion at Thomasville Civic Center

Dallas County
Panel Discussion at Selma Interpretive Center
Walk Edmund Pettus Bridge


The New Faculty Community Engagement Tour began in May 2017.
Click the links below to view the previous route booklets.