Tuesday, December 10, 2013

CCEL task force works on renewal of UAA classification as a Carnegie Foundation community engaged institution

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The Center for Community Engagement and Learning (CCEL) is in the process of applying for the the renewal of the Carnegie Foundation classification of the UAA campus as a Community Engaged Institution. Since 2006, UAA has been recognized as a Community Engaged Institution by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching.

The CCEL task force is responsible for presenting documentation of institutionalized practices, curricular engagement, outreach, and partnerships with the community, as part of the renewal application process.

Educational institutions voluntarily apply for the Carnegie Foundation community engagement classification. The purpose of community engagement is the partnership of college and university knowledge and resources with those of the public and private sectors to enrich scholarship, research, and creative activity; enhance curriculum, teaching and learning; prepare educated, engaged citizens; strengthen democratic values and civic responsibility; address critical societal issues; and contribute to the public good.

Prof. Deb Periman, J.D., Justice faculty, is a member of the CCEL task force.