CCEL serves as the intersection of student learning, faculty research and creative activity, and community engagement.  Our mission is to connect academic programs with community needs to use scholarship and action for the mutual benefit of the University and the State, its communities, and its diverse people.

Carnegie CEC digital seal 2015 Community Engagement Classification
UAA is one of a select group of colleges and universities to receive the 2015 Community Engagement Classification from the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. UAA was one of only 74 institutions to receive the initial designation in 2006; 361 campuses have this important distinction in total across the United States. Read the Carnegie announcement.

Read about our new course designations for Community Engagement & Service Learning (pdf)

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ANNOUNCEMENTS & EVENTS

 

Fall Semester 2015

  1. Civic Engagement & Learning (CEL)

  2. Course Number Course Name Credits
  3. A292 *Intro to Civic Engagement 3.0
    1. Days Time Location Instructor Open Seats
    2.   T     05:30PM-8:15PM
      ESH 206
      Liston, A 11

      CRN: 70709
      Section: 602
      Date Range: 08/24-12/12

      Introduces students to types of civic engagement in a democracy, practices of engagement and inquiry, and public issues of ethics, environmental sustainability, community building and human and civil rights through readings, reflections and community inquiry.

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    3.  M W    11:30AM-12:45PM
      ESH 210
      Liston, A 5

      CRN: 70710
      Section: 603
      Date Range: 08/24-12/12

      Introduces students to types of civic engagement in a democracy, practices of engagement and inquiry, and public issues of ethics, environmental sustainability, community building and human and civil rights through readings, reflections and community inquiry.

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    Introduces students to types of civic engagement in a democracy, practices of engagement and inquiry, and public issues of ethics, environmental sustainability, community building and human and civil rights through readings, reflections and community inquiry.

  4. A392 Community Inquiry & Action 3.0
    1. Days Time Location Instructor Open Seats
    2.     R   04:00PM-6:45PM
      SSB 223
      Owens-Manley, J 10

      CRN: 79134
      Section: 601
      Date Range: 08/24-12/12

      Examines concepts of community leadership and principles of practice for healthy communities. Community- based research and civic-minded engagement practices are addressed through action research.

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    Examines concepts of community leadership and principles of practice for healthy communities. Community- based research and civic-minded engagement practices are addressed through action research.

  5. A395 Civic Engagement Internship 3.0
    1. Days Time Location Instructor Open Seats
    2.        
      ARR
      Owens-Manley, J 10

      CRN: 70711
      Section: 601
      Date Range: 08/24-12/12

      Internship in which student gains intensive experience applying principles of civic engagement and major-disciplinary knowledge and skills to a community-identified problem. Students are encouraged to do their internships in rural Alaskan or international communities.
      Registration Restrictions: Completion of GER Tier 1 (basic college-level skills) courses and instructor approval.

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    Internship in which student gains intensive experience applying principles of civic engagement and major-disciplinary knowledge and skills to a community-identified problem. Students are encouraged to do their internships in rural Alaskan or international communities.
    Registration Restrictions: Completion of GER Tier 1 (basic college-level skills) courses and instructor approval.

* - Course meets a GER requirement

 

Engage as you register for Fall classes!

Did you know UAA now has a way to tell you about courses that will engage you with your community?
View the list of Fall 2015 engaged courses.


Think Tank Series for Fall 2015

Save the dates for our Think Tank series when we continue these community brainstorming sessions in the Fall!

September 10th 1-2:15 p.m. | Food Bank of Alaska
October 1st 11:30 a.m.-12:45 p.m. | Anchorage Public Library
November 5th 1:00-2:15 p.m. | STAR


Community-Campus Connections

Visit the Community-Campus Connections webpage and browse volunteer, internship, research, and other community-engagement opportunities. 
Students, faculty or staff, and community members can also post opportunities for collaboration. 


Check out the UAACCEL YouTube Channel!

Watch our posted videos and be sure to subscribe to catch upcoming videos about CCEL projects and community engagement at UAA.




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