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    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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Invitation to CCEL's 12th Annual Community Engagement Forum on April 23 from 3 pm-4 pm on Zoom.

 12th Annual Community Engagement Forum

April 23, 2021

3 pm-4 pm on Zoom

Register at:
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Thank you to everyone who submitted a proposal for the 2021 Selkregg Community Engagement & Service Learning Award.


We look forward to reviewing your proposals! 

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Spring 2021 CESA
Request for Proposals

Deadline Extended!

Please visit our CESA page for more information.

Spring 2021 CESA Application




"Its commitment to community engagement and the Public Square."


Carnegie Foundation

Community Engaged Institution


CCEL connects 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 peoples.

Since 2006, UAA has been recognized by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching as a “Community Engaged Institution.”  CCEL serves as a central locus for the intersection of student learning, faculty research, and community engagement.  UAA uses the Carnegie Foundation's definition of community engagement for our work with communities: "Community Engagement describes the collaboration between institutions of higher education and their larger communities (local, regional/state, national, global) for the mutually beneficial exchange of knowledge and resources in a context of partnership and reciprocity."