CCEL serves as the intersection of student learning, faculty research and creative activity, and community engagement.  Our mission is to connect 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 people.

Course Designations: Read about the new course designation process for Community Engagement & Service Learning classes (pdf)

"Teaching Excellence in an ENGAGED University"
     Download 2014 Engaged University Report pdf
     Download 2011 Engaged University Report pdf


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Keynote address on our community's collaborative impact for CCEL Urban in Alaska Conference by Anchorage First Lady Mara Kimmel, who is also an instructor at UAA and APU.

Check out more videos on the UAACCEL YouTube Channel!


Faculty Minigrant RFP

CCEL announces an RFP for "Early Bird" Faculty Minigrant Proposals for Community Engaged Research and Projects (we anticipate another RFP in mid-August).

Details and download the Faculty Minigrant Application packet

Application deadline is 5:00 p.m. on Friday, May 6

Faculty CESA RFP for Fall

CCEL announces an RFP for "Early Bird" faculty applications for Community Engaged Student Assistant (CESA) program and tuition award opportunity.

Details and download the Faculty CESA Proposal Guidelines

Proposal deadline is 5:00 p.m. on Friday, May 6

Take a Civic Engagement & Learning class this FALL!

Consider taking a Civic Engagement &Learning (CEL) course to explore your interest in engagement in public life, and put your learning into practice.

  • CEL 292 Introduction to Civic Engagement (fulfills a Social Sciences GER)
  • CEL A390 Civic Engagement in Food Systems Governance: a special topics course, students in this course will identify opportunities to create value and then test policy using tools of civic engagement and strengthening Alaska's food system.
  • CEL A392 Civic Engagement: Learning by Giving now 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.

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