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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Urban & Rural in Alaska: Community Engagement at UAA

A conference & network for faculty, students, and community to engage in dialogue together.

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

Details and conference registration

Think Tank Series

April 2  |  11:30 a.m.-12:45 p.m.  |  LIB 307
Guest agency: YWCA Alaska
Topic: How can companies and organizations create gender neutral workplaces that promote pay equity and opportunity for all?
Facebook event for April 2 Think Tank

Dialogues for Public Life Forum

April 14  |  6-8 p.m.  | LIB Rm. 307
"Over the Edge: When the Substances We Use Become a Problem"

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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