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.

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Civic Engagement & Learning Courses

Take a Civic Engagement & Learning (CEL) course to put your learning into practice and make an impact with the community.  Our students say it best, so watch this short video to hear what taking a Civic Engagement & Learning class is all about!
Fall Course Offerings:

  • CEL A292 Introduction to Civic Engagement 
  • CEL A392 Civic Engagement: Learning by Giving 
  • CEL A395 Civic Engagement Internship 

Did you know that you can earn a Certificate in Civic Engagement along with your degree program?  Learn more about Civic Engagement & Learning courses and the Civic Engagement Certificate program.

You can also view a list of all UAA courses currently designated as Community Engaged (CE) or Service Learning (SL) for Fall 2017.


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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