About CCEL - Mission and Strategic Priorities
The Center for Community Engagement & Learning 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.” The Center for Community Engagement and Learning serves as a central locus for the intersection of student learning, faculty research, and community engagement.
In order to serve faculty and students across the campus and represent the University as a whole to the community, the Center for Community Engagement & Learning resides in the Office of Academic Affairs. The Center is led by a full-time Director and the department consults with an Advisory Council composed of UAA faculty & staff, community partners, and students.