The Selkregg Community Engagement & Service Learning Award of $5,000 supports faculty to develop community-based research, creative activity, and course-based service-learning projects. The Award seeks to encourage, inspire, and reward faculty at UAA for engaged scholarship that creates and sustains our community partnerships. Purposes of the award are to recognize community engagement projects with significant discipline-based scholarship, community partnership, and student leadership development. The projects ultimately aim to improve the quality of life for Alaska residents and develop civic leadership, democracy, and social justice on campus and in the community.
2013 Selkregg Community Engagement & Service Learning Award Recipient
Alison "Sunny" Mall, Assistant Professor, College of Education
Born and raised in Chugiak, Alison "Sunny" Mall began teaching mathematics and training mathematics teachers in rural Nepal as a U.S. Peace Corps Volunteer in 1995, and has since dedicated her career to teaching high school mathematics and mentoring future secondary mathematics teachers. She was the recipient of the Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching in 2005. As faculty in the Master of Arts in Teaching Program, she enjoys teaching coursework designed to prepare future secondary teachers to effectively reach and teach the diverse student population attending Alaska's schools. She also serves as clinical faculty in local secondary schools. Her teaching and research interests are closely linked and include teacher disposition, portfolio assessment and teaching mathematics for social justice.
Community Partners: Alaska Council of Teachers of Mathematics & the Alaska Science Teachers Association
About the Selkregg Award
Meet the previous Selkregg Award Recipients
2010 recipient Catherine Sullivan and the Refugee Youth Music Group project