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!


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Think Tank Series

The Think Tank series returns for spring semester!
Mark your calendar and join us to brainstorm with guest local non-profit organizations. 

March 3, 1-2:15 p.m., UAA LIB Rm 307
Guest agency: Anchorage Park Foundation
Topic:  How can we build a stronger sense of community through Anchorage neighborhoods, parks, and trails?

April 7, 11:30-12:45, UAA LIB Rm 307
Guest agency: ARISE

Selkregg Community Engagement & Service Learning Award

UAA faculty may now apply for the 2016 Selkregg Award.  This award of $5,000 supports faculty to develop community-based research, creative activity, and course-based service-learning projects. 

Application deadline: Friday, February 26, 2016 by 12:00 p.m.
Selkregg Award details and application guidelines

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