Community Engaged Learning

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Field-based applied learning with community partners is an instructional strategy to engage students directly with issues they are studying in order to analyze and seek solutions to concrete, real-world problems which also is good preparation for citizenship, work and life. Key to realizing these desired outcomes is structured reflection about how classroom learning informs community practice and vice-versa.

-High Impact Practices (HIPS) at UAA: A Report to the Provost, Figure 1, January 7, 2019

Adaptations for Virtual Learning

Creating Virtual and Remote Service-Learning Experiences


Hosted by the California State University Center for Community Engagement 
Recorded Webinar Series

Each recorded webinar session is 1-hour and features a panel of experts representing a wide array of disciplines and expertise in online learning formats and e-service learning. Registration is required to view the recordings.

The three-part webinar series focused on:

Series Panelists: Kevin Kelly (moderator), SF State;  Leticia Márquez-Magaña, SF State;  Annie White, CSU Channel Islands; Mike Willard, Cal State LA; Del Bharath, CSUDH; Steven Brownson, CSUDH & LA; Paul Fornelli, CSUDH; Tania Mitchell, U of MN; Helen L. Chen, Stanford U 

Tips for Adapting Service-Learning & Community-Engaged Classes


Due to the unprecedented shifts in higher education created by the COVID-19 pandemic, UAA faculty have been tasked with teaching using alternate delivery methods. The Center for Community Engagement & Learning (CCEL) can help provide specialized guidance on adapting service-learning/community-engaged (SL/CE) assignments. The document below provides information to get you started. 


Tips for Adapting Service-Learning and Community-Engaged Courses

Community Engagement:
Considerations for an Online Course


Linking COVID-19 with Classroom Disciplines to Promote Civic Engagement & Voting


The document below contains a list of questions and ideas about how to connect the COVID-19 pandemic. It was shared through Paul Loeb’s listserv. Consider how you may use these questions in your own classes to spark discussion and help students connect their education to their role to play in their community. 


Linking COVID-19 to Classroom Disciplines

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