Center for Community Engagement & Learning

The Center for Community Engagement & Learning (CCEL) serves as the intersection of student learning, faculty research and creative activity, and community engagement.

Learn about CCEL

News & Events

  • Think Tank Series | Spring Dates

    Think Tanks-Spring Semester

    Thursday, March 2 | 1:00-2:15 p.m. | LIB 307
    Topic: What does food security mean to you, and how should we strengthen the food system here?
    Guest agency: Alaska Food Policy Council
    Co-hosted by the Department of Geography and Environmental Studies and the Master of Public Health Program
    Details on Facebook event

    Thursday, April 6 | 11:30 a.m.-12:45 p.m. | LIB 307
    topic tba
  • Summer Classes | Civic Engagement Internship

    Summer Class Registration Open

    Registration for summer courses is now open. Take the CEL A395 Civic Engagement Internship this summer to gain experience applying principles of civic engagement and major-disciplinary knowledge with a community organization.

    Mark your calendars to plan ahead for Fall registration, opening the week of April 3. You can take CEL A292 Intro to Civic Engagement or CEL A392 Learning by Giving.
    Anyone can take Civic Engagement & Learning classes or find out how you can earn a Certificate in Civic Engagement along with your degree!

Selkregg Award

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 creativity in project design and implementation.  The proposed projects should 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.

Learn more about the award history, past recipients and projects.


Civic Engagement Certificate

UAA students can earn a Civic Engagement Certificate along with his or her major. This 30 credit Certificate prepares students to become active, effective, ethical citizens in their professional and personal lives.

Learn about the Certificate

Special Initiatives

CCEL collaborates with several special initiatives and partnerships across campus:

Urban in Alaska
Dialogues for Public Life Alaskero Partnership

ENGAGE Social Issues

Food Security, Youth & Education, Affordable Housing & Neighborhood Development, Health & Mental Health, Environment & Sustainability - Find out what's happening on campus and in the community around these social issues.

ENGAGE Social Issues
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