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

  • Faculty CESA Proposals for Fall 2017 | Due Aug 25

    Faculty Applications for CESA Fall 2017

    CCEL is now accepting applications from faculty for the Community Engaged Student Assistant (CESA) program for Fall 2017 semester.  Apply to receive UAA Administration Scholarships (formerly Academic Tuition Award/Waiver) for your Community Engaged Student Assistant to support your community-engaged teaching, research, or creative activity. 
    Deadline is Friday, August 25, 2017 by 5:00 p.m.
    Details and CESA Application Guidelines

  • Register for Fall Civic Engagement Classes

    Fall Civic Engagement & Learning Classes

    Take a Civic Engagement & Learning (CEL) course to explore your interest in engagement in public life, and put your learning into practice.  
    • CEL A292 Introduction to Civic Engagement is a great first course and it fulfills a GER requirement in the Social Sciences. An eLearning section is available online.
    • CEL A392 Civic Engagement: Learning by Giving incorporates a project in which you review real grant proposals and award funds to local non-profits.
    • CEL A395 Civic Engagement Internship engages you in a community internship with a non-profit or government agency.

    Go to to view all the class details and register for a CEL class.

    Anyone can take Civic Engagement & Learning classes or find out how you can earn a Certificate in Civic Engagement along with your degree!

  • Think Tank Series 2017-18

    Think Tanks-Save the Dates

    Thursday, Oct 12 11:30-12:45 LIB 307
    Thursday, November 9 1:00-2:15 LIB 307
    Thursday, February 8 1:00-2:15 p.m. LIB 307
    Thursday, March 8 11:30-12:15 LIB 307
    Thursday, April 12 1:00-2:15 LIB 307

    Topics tba - check back for details or follow our Facebook Page


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 Campus Vote Project UAA

 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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