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The Center for Community Engagement & Learning (CCEL) offers many ways for faculty to become involved with community engaged learning and research at UAA.
Faculty funding, awards, programs and opportunities:
Faculty testimonials - "why did you get involved in community-engaged teaching and research projects?"
Professor Dorn Van Dommelen teaches GEOG/INTL 101 and partnered with Heifer International using case studies. He’s exploring other partnerships now and requires students to reach out to a community and present the problems and possible solutions suggested from the case studies to combat hunger. “It’s giving them something to do that’s more about changing the world . . . and my teaching too!” Van Dommelen has a group of CESAs that assist in his multi-class project each year, and he has built a model to encourage student leadership.
Assistant Professor Gabe Garcia has worked either himself or by mentoring graduate students with Anchorage United for Youth and The Urban League, in addition to the Copper River Health Center and several Asian Pacific Islander organizations. Garcia was nominated for the 2011 Ernest A. Lynton Award for the Scholarship of Engagement for Early Career Faculty.
If you are interested in any of these opportunities, or have more questions, please
give us a call 786-4062 or email at email@example.com. We would love to hear about your ideas or interest in community engaged learning
and research at UAA!
Judy Owens-Manley, CCEL Director, is available for consultation with individual faculty or departments.