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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Center for Community Engagement & Learning

News & Events

  • Think Tank Series

    Think Tank Series for Fall

    • Tues. Oct. 4 • 1:00-2:15 • LIB 307
      Alaska Innocence Project  "Does society owe anything to the wrongfully convicted?" Facebook event details
    • Thurs. Nov. 3 • 11:30-12:45 • LIB 307
      College of Education "What can our education system do to serve the needs of Alaska Native students?" 

    Think Tanks are a monthly community engagement experience in which a nonprofit agency presents a challenge or issue and attendees brainstorm solutions for the organization.

  • Urban in Alaska Conference | Oct 21

    Fall Conference - Registration Now Open

    The annual Urban in Alaska: Community Engagement at UAA conference is Friday, October 21st on the UAA campus. The conference features a keynote address, break-out sessions with faculty, community partners and students presenting together on a variety of community-engaged projects, and the popular "rapid fire" faculty presentations. 
    Conference Registration and Details

  • Faculty Minigrant RFP | Deadline Nov 4

    RFP for Faculty Minigrant Applications

    RFP now open for faculty minigrant funding to conduct community engaged research or to plan and carry out community projects. 
    Details and Minigrant Application Packet
    Deadline: Friday, November 4 by 5:00 p.m.


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Spotlight on Community Engagement Conference

A conference and network for faculty, staff, students & community members to engage in dialogue together.
*Watch this video from last year's keynote presentation by Mara Kimmel on "Creating our Collective Impact"*

And be sure and register today to be a part of this year's event!

Urban & Rural in Alaska: Community Engagement at UAA
Friday, October 21, 2016  |  9:00 a.m.-1:30 p.m.  |  UAA Student Union

Conference Registration and Details

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