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.

"Teaching Excellence in an ENGAGED University"

2014 Engaged University Report CoverThis report features a sample of community-engaged teaching at UAA.

Please take a moment to read the stories and celebrate the accomplishments of our faculty, students, and community partners.

Download the 2014 Engaged University Report PDF

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Urban in Alaska Town Square Park Design Charrette

Saturday, April 26, 2014
9:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Alaska Center for the Performing Arts (Lorene Harrison Lobby)

Do you have a vision for Town Square Park in downtown Anchorage?  Come join us for a Design Charrette - participatory community design process - on April 26th at the PAC.  No experience is necessary!  We will work together to discuss, draw, and imagine some new ideas for a re-design of the Park. This event is free and open to the public.

Registration and details

Faculty Summer Intensive for Community Engagement

May 12-14, 2014
Brochure with description and details of Intensive

Join Drs. Patti Clayton and Judy Owens-Manley for a Faculty Summer Intensive for Community Engagement May 12-14, 2014 with a pre-intensive breakfast scheduled for Friday, May 9. 

Only 10 faculty positions open to 1) Design a course with a high impact practice for students, 2) Create opportunities for engaged teaching & learning, and 3) Participate in a learning community of engaged faculty.  Contact us today to reserve a spot.  786-4062 or

Community-Campus Connections

We are pleased to announce the launch of our new online portal
~Community-Campus Connections ~
This tool will assist community and campus in making connections and partnerships.We welcome students, faculty or staff, and community members to post opportunities for collaboration. Visit the new Community-Campus Connections webpage and let us know your feedback.

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