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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Spring Think Tank Series

March 5, 2015 from 1:00-2:15 p.m. in LIB 307
Guest agency: Covenant House
Topic: How can we better help those experiencing mental illness get connected to the services they need?
Think Tank March 5 event flyer pdf

April 2, 2015 from 11:30-12:45 in LIB 307
Guest agency: YWCA Alaska
Topic: How can companies and organizations create gender neutral workplaces that promote pay equity and opportunity for all?

Faculty Brown Bags on Community Engagement

Tues. March 3 & Wed. March 4, 2:30-4:00 p.m. in LIB 304 (Topic: Reflection)

Tues. March 17 & Wed. March 18, 3:00-4:30 p.m. in LIB 304

~ Save the Date ~
3rd Annual Urban in Alaska Conference
Urban & Rural in Alaska: Community Engagement at UAA

Friday, March 27, 2015
9:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
UAA Student Union Cafeteria

Details and conference registration

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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