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ANNOUNCEMENTS & EVENTS

 

Spring Semester 2015

  1. Civic Engagement & Learning (CEL)

  2. Course Number Course Name Credits
  3. A292 *Intro to Civic Engagement 3.0
    1. Days Time Location Instructor Open Seats
    2.  M W    10:00AM-11:15AM
      BMH 241
      Liston, A 5

      CRN: 30954
      Section: 001
      Date Range: 01/12-05/02

      Introduces students to types of civic engagement in a democracy, practices of engagement and inquiry, and public issues of ethics, environmental sustainability, community building and human and civil rights through readings, reflections and community inquiry.

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    Introduces students to types of civic engagement in a democracy, practices of engagement and inquiry, and public issues of ethics, environmental sustainability, community building and human and civil rights through readings, reflections and community inquiry.

  4. A392 Community Inquiry & Action 3.0
    1. Days Time Location Instructor Open Seats
    2.     R   04:00PM-6:45PM
      PSB 233
      Owens-Manley, J 10

      CRN: 30955
      Section: 001
      Date Range: 01/12-05/02

      Examines concepts of community leadership and principles of practice for healthy communities. Community- based research and civic-minded engagement practices are addressed through action research.

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    Examines concepts of community leadership and principles of practice for healthy communities. Community- based research and civic-minded engagement practices are addressed through action research.

  5. A395 Civic Engagement Internship 3.0
    1. Days Time Location Instructor Open Seats
    2.      F  09:00AM-11:00AM
      ENGR 342
      Owens-Manley, J 8

      CRN: 30956
      Section: 001
      Date Range: 04/10-04/10

      Internship in which student gains intensive experience applying principles of civic engagement and major-disciplinary knowledge and skills to a community-identified problem. Students are encouraged to do their internships in rural Alaskan or international communities.
      Registration Restrictions: Completion of GER Tier 1 (basic college-level skills) courses and instructor approval.

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    Internship in which student gains intensive experience applying principles of civic engagement and major-disciplinary knowledge and skills to a community-identified problem. Students are encouraged to do their internships in rural Alaskan or international communities.
    Registration Restrictions: Completion of GER Tier 1 (basic college-level skills) courses and instructor approval.

  6. A397 CEL Independent Study 1.0
    1. Days Time Location Instructor Open Seats
    2.        
      ARR ARR
      Owens-Manley, J 5

      CRN: 40178
      Section: 001
      Date Range: 01/12-05/02
      Section Title: Introduction to Philanthropy

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  7. A450 *Civic Engagement Capstone 3.0
    1. Days Time Location Instructor Open Seats
    2.      F  09:40AM-11:15AM
      ADM 143A
      Owens-Manley, J 11

      CRN: 39893
      Section: 002
      Date Range: 01/12-05/02

      Integration of major and GER coursework through an individual civic engagement project.
      Registration Restrictions: Completion of GER Tier 1 (basic college-level skills) and GER Tier II and instructor approval.

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    Integration of major and GER coursework through an individual civic engagement project.
    Registration Restrictions: Completion of GER Tier 1 (basic college-level skills) and GER Tier II and instructor approval.

  8. V260 Leadership & Peer Advocacy 3.0
    1. Days Time Location Instructor Open Seats
    2.     R   06:30PM-9:25PM
      Washko, C 15

      CRN: 40316
      Section: 131
      Date Range: 01/12-05/02

      This course will provide interested students with skills and practical experience to prepare them for leadership and peer educator roles on the college campus and beyond. Using a variety of learning methods. Students will actively explore such topics as community-building, human & student development, clinical interviewing and listening skills, personal wellness and referral skills, social and educational programming, conflict mediation, organizational theory and team dynamics, ethical decisionmaking and crisis response skills.

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    3.     R   06:30PM-9:25PM
      DISTANCE
      Washko, C 15

      CRN: 40321
      Section: V31
      Date Range: 01/12-05/02

      This course will provide interested students with skills and practical experience to prepare them for leadership and peer educator roles on the college campus and beyond. Using a variety of learning methods. Students will actively explore such topics as community-building, human & student development, clinical interviewing and listening skills, personal wellness and referral skills, social and educational programming, conflict mediation, organizational theory and team dynamics, ethical decisionmaking and crisis response skills.

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    This course will provide interested students with skills and practical experience to prepare them for leadership and peer educator roles on the college campus and beyond. Using a variety of learning methods. Students will actively explore such topics as community-building, human & student development, clinical interviewing and listening skills, personal wellness and referral skills, social and educational programming, conflict mediation, organizational theory and team dynamics, ethical decisionmaking and crisis response skills.

* - Course meets a GER requirement

 

Announcing 2 Student Award Opportunities

Application Deadline: January 30, 2015

Second Bridge Scholarship Award
This award of up to $2,000 encourages UAA undergraduates enrolled in any degree-seeking program to pursue a structured but non-traditional educational experience in service-learning.
Details and Application for Second Bridge Award

Dr. Alex Hills Engineering & Civic Engagement Award
Engineering students are encouraged to apply for this $2,500 award to use their engineering knowledge and practice for the benefit of society.
Details and Application for Hills Engineering & Civic Engagement Award


Integrating Community Engagement and Service Learning Into Course Syllabi: A Faculty Workshop

Friday, January 23, 2015
1:30-4:00 p.m.
LIB 307

This workshop will address the designation of community engaged and service learning courses and demonstrate how to integrate this high impact practice into an academic course. 

Workshop Details and Registration


Save the Date for Spring Think Tanks

February 5, 2015   11:30-12:45   LIB 307
Guest agency: Alaska Legal Services Corporation
Topic: How can our community bridge the civil legal justice gap in Alaska?

March 5, 2015
1:00-2:15 p.m.
Guest agency: Covenant House
Topic: How can we better help those experiencing mental illness get connected to the services they need?

April 2, 2015
11:30-12:45
Guest agency: tba


Community-Campus Connections

Visit the Community-Campus Connections webpage and browse volunteer, internship, research, and other community-engagement opportunities. 
Students, faculty or staff, and community members can also post opportunities for collaboration. 


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