Community Engagement Council

The Community Engagement Council is a faculty group that meets monthly during the academic year with representation from colleges of the university and community campuses. An updated Report to the Provost was submitted in February 2017.

The UAA Community Engagement Council was formed in April 2014 from the Faculty Task Force that developed the Carnegie application for designation as an “Engaged University.” The Task Force was designated as a permanent faculty council by Provost Bear Baker and completed its first year with a Report to the Provost sent November 3, 2014.

A goal of the Council realized in Fall of 2015 was to designate courses in Banner as community-engaged (CE) or service-learning (SL). The work plan of the Council is designed to implement steps outlined in the 2014 Carnegie application and to continue to deepen, integrate, and make our community engagement as a university more pervasive and more visible.

Committees of the CE Council:
Assessment: 

  • Community Engagement Assessment Master Plan, Dr. Deb Periman, Summer 2015
  • Community Engaged/Service Learning (CE/SL) Course Self-Designation Process – Executive Summary, Dr. Christine McDowell & Dr. Clare Dannenberg, Summer 2016
  • Community Engagement Indicators & Data: Where, What & How Information is Stored, Dr. Shannon Donovan, Summer 2017

Council meeting schedule for 2017-18: 9:30-11:00 a.m. in GHH 105 on Tuesdays: 09/11, 11/13, 01/22, 02/26, 03/26

Council Members for 2018-19:

Donna Aguinia
College of Health
Social Work
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Brandon Briggs
College of Arts and Sciences
Biology
 
Michele Burdette-Taylor
College of Health
School of Nursing
 
Jackie Cason
College of Arts and Sciences
English
 
Joel Condon
Community & Technical College
Construction Management
 
Brian Cook
College of Arts and Sciences
Theatre
 
Clare Dannenberg
College of Arts and Sciences
Anthropology & English

 Clare Dannenberg
John Dede
Institutional Effectiveness, Engagement, & Academic Support

 John Dede
Shannon Donovan
College of Arts and Sciences
Geography & Environmental Studies

Shannon Donovan photo
Thia Falcone
Kodiak College
Social Sciences

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Mike Mueller
College of Education
Secondary Education
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Irasema Ortega
College of Education
Elementary Education

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Judith Owens-Manley
Center for Community Engagement & Learning
Judy Owens-Manley
Cheryl Siemers
Kenai Peninsula College
English/Academic Affairs

 Cheryl Siemers

Council Members 2017-18:
Christina McDowell (chair), Osama Abaza, Andrea Anderson, Clare Dannenberg, John Dede,  Shannon Donovan, Thia Falcone, Jeff Libby, Michael Mueller, Judith Owens-Manley,  Irasema Ortega, Joel Condon, Deborah Periman, Angelia Trujillo, Cheryl Siemers.

Council Members 2016-17:
Christina McDowell (chair), Osama Abaza, Andrea Anderson, Barbara Brown, Clare Dannenberg, John Dede,  Shannon Donovan, Thia Falcone, Kathrynn Hollis-Buchanan, Jeff Libby, Michael Mueller, Judith Owens-Manley,  Irasema Ortega, Nancy Nix, Deborah Periman, Angelia Trujillo, Cheryl Siemers.

Council Members 2015-16:
Christina McDowell, Clare Dannenberg, Deborah Fox, Irasema Ortega, John Dede, Judith Owens-Manley, Kathrynn Hollis-Buchanan, Nancy Nix, Osama Abaza, Angelia Trujillo, Paul Deputy, Jeff Libby, Deborah Periman (Chair)

Council Members 2014-15:
Christina McDowell, Clare Dannenberg, Deborah Fox, Irasema Ortega, John Dede, Judith Owens-Manley, Kathrynn Hollis-Buchanan, Michael Mueller, Nancy Nix, Osama Abaza, Shannon Donovan, Tara Smith, Deborah Periman (Chair)

Carnegie Task Force 2013-14

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