The College of Arts and Sciences values collaboration with communities as we strive to contribute to social and economic growth through our teaching, research, and service.
Faculty, staff, and students in the College engage with local government, nonprofit organizations, businesses, and individual community leaders and members to foster creativity and innovation as we advance knowledge through research and promote active citizenship through campus-community partnerships.
We foster a spirit of personal and social responsibility, developing student leaders who contribute to the greater good in Alabama, across the nation, and around the world.
Dr. Marcia Hay-McCutcheon, professor of communicative disorders and an Alabama Life Research Institute Fellow, will lead the $2.18 million grant from the National Institutes of Health that addresses accessibility and affordability of hearing healthcare in rural communities.Read More About Hear Here
Dr. Pamela Young, Director of Community Engagement and Economic Development for the College of Arts and Sciences was one of the recipients of the 15th annual Excellence in Community Engagement Awards.Read More About This Work
Associate Professor Brittany Gilmer has created a new course to teach students about human trafficking and helping to raise awareness about the issues that exist in Tuscaloosa. She partners with the West Alabama Human Trafficking Task Force and the students have started a new organization, Tide Against Trafficking, that Gilmer will advise.Read More About Human Trafficking Course
The Department of Theatre and Dance Dance Alabama! program choreographed and performed entirely by students over the past six years has taken its show on the road, performing at elementary schools across the state of Alabama.Read More About Dance Alabama
Steve Burch, a theatre professor at UA, has directed performances of the Rude Mechanicals since 2005. Members of this community theatre group bring the works of Shakespeare to life on Manderson Landing during the summer.Read About the Theatre Group
The College of Arts and Sciences Ambassadors have always had a strong community. When the pandemic hit, the inability to gather in a large group changed their way of doing things. It led to new community engagement groups, an idea that would further strengthen that community and their connection to Tuscaloosa.Read More About A&S Ambassadors
New College's minor in civic engagement and leadership offers students a way to hone their leadership skillsRead about the Minor
The UA chapter of Vote Everywhere was named the 2020 Chapter of the Year by the group’s parent organization, the Andrew Goodman Foundation, which advocates for young people to vote and be civically engaged with their communities.Learn About Vote Everywhere