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)

"Teaching Excellence in an ENGAGED University"
     Download 2014 Engaged University Report pdf
     Download 2011 Engaged University Report pdf



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Announcing 2 Student Award Opportunities

Application Deadline: January 30, 2015

Second Bridge Scholarship Award
This award of up to $2,000 encourages UAA undergraduates enrolled in any degree-seeking program to pursue a structured but non-traditional educational experience in service-learning.
Details and Application for Second Bridge Award

Dr. Alex Hills Engineering & Civic Engagement Award
Engineering students are encouraged to apply for this $2,500 award to use their engineering knowledge and practice for the benefit of society.
Details and Application for Hills Engineering & Civic Engagement Award

Integrating Community Engagement and Service Learning Into Course Syllabi: A Faculty Workshop

Friday, January 23, 2015
1:30-4:00 p.m.
LIB 307

This workshop will address the designation of community engaged and service learning courses and demonstrate how to integrate this high impact practice into an academic course. 

Workshop Details and Registration

2015 Selkregg Award - Call for Faculty Proposals

Faculty proposals are now being accepted for the 2015 Selkregg Community Engagement and Service Learning Award.
Application deadline is Friday, February 27 by 12:00 p.m.
Selkregg Award details and application guidelines

Save the Date for Spring Think Tanks

February 5, 2015   11:30-12:45   LIB 307
Guest agency: Alaska Legal Services Corporation
Topic: How can our community bridge the civil legal justice gap in Alaska?

March 5, 2015
1:00-2:15 p.m.
Guest agency: Covenant House
Topic: How can we better help those experiencing mental illness get connected to the services they need?

April 2, 2015
Guest agency: YWCA Alaska

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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