Community Engagement & Economic Development

UA IS A CARNEGIE-CLASSIFIED COMMUNITY-ENGAGED INSTITUTION

The College of Arts and Sciences engages with communities in Alabama and beyond.

Since 2008, the University has been recognized as a community engaged institution by the Carnegie Foundation, a classification that demonstrates our commitment to collaborating with the greater community in the spirit of partnership and reciprocity.

 

The College of Arts and Sciences is home to numerous community engagement initiatives.

 

These activities reflect our core mission of teaching, research and service and have an impact on the social and economic development in Alabama and beyond.

Engaged Scholarship

A&S faculty, staff and students collaborate with communities to carry out innovative research.

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Engaged Scholarship

A&S faculty, staff and students collaborate with communities to carry out innovative research.

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4.5K

Hours of treatment/diagnostic services provided annually by the Speech and Hearing Center

350K

Maps, monographs, and aerial photographs in the UA Map Library

1M+

Artifacts, writings, and images in the UA Museums' Archaeological Collection

Community-Engaged Learning

Through classroom instruction and field-based co-curricular experiences, students have the opportunity to work together with communities and develop knowledge and skills.

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Community-Engaged Learning

Through classroom instruction and field-based co-curricular experiences, students have the opportunity to work together with communities and develop knowledge and skills.

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1.6K

Preschool and K–12 children served by Biology Outreach Programs

18K+

Students, teachers, mentors & parents engaged in off-campus events sponsored by the School of Music

4.5K

Community members reached through theatre & dance outreach events statewide

Community Education and Student Leadership

A&S faculty, staff and students are committed to having a positive impact on society.

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Community Education and Student Leadership

A&S faculty, staff and students are committed to having a positive impact on society.

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Art Galleries & Exhibitions

Garland Hall, home of the Sarah Moody Gallery of Art

Our galleries, collections, exhibitions, and public art provide a wealth of resources for the campus and West Alabama communities.

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Levitetz Leadership Program

a speaker addresses a crowd in an academic hall

Housed in New College, the Levitetz Leadership Program (LLP) prepares students for leadership roles in a variety of settings including business, government, non-profit organizations, and community and civic activities.

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Civic Engagement

We prepare students to be members of the global community and to — through individual and collective action — reflect a responsibility to contribute to the common good.

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Civic Engagement

We prepare students to be members of the global community and to — through individual and collective action — reflect a responsibility to contribute to the common good.

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Civic Engagement & Leadership Minor

students reading in class

New College's minor in civic engagement and leadership offers students a way to hone their leadership skills

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Getting Out the Vote

A student helps another student register to vote at a table.

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.

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Economic Development

Our faculty, staff and students contribute to economic development in Alabama, advancing technology, scientific discovery, job creation and growth.

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Economic Development

Our faculty, staff and students contribute to economic development in Alabama, advancing technology, scientific discovery, job creation and growth.

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