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Enhancing Scholarship and Advancing Community Relationships

Academic service-learning, an experientially-based teaching methodology combining classroom pedagogy with community action as an integral aspect of the course, builds community by developing positive, reciprocal relationships between APU and the local private and public sectors in order to enhance scholarship of both faculty and students through service activities. Students are offered a larger contextual perspective for the course materials they are studying, and those subjects become more dynamic and authentic because of the experiences and observations. Learn more about the center.

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Center for Academic Service-Learning and Research

  • C.H.A.M.P. Graduation

    APU and The Center for Academic Service-Learning and Research will recognize 4th grade students from AUSD's Paramount, Magnolia and Murray elementary schools in a College Headed and Mighty Proud (C.H.A.M.P.) graduation ceremony, December 3rd.

  • Anticipating another exciting 8th Grade Majors Fair

    As we come closer to the end of first semester the Center for Academic Service-Learning and Research (CASLR) is heavily into planning our next Eighth Grade Majors Fair, to be held at Azusa’s North Recreation Center on February 26, 2015.


    As the Center’s Coordinator of Educational Outreach, I have...

  • CASLR Year-in-Review--Service-Learning By the Numbers

    For photos of exciting academic service activities and highlights from esteemed service-learning professors, the Year-in-Review details how APU students are making a difference in their community while exploring vocation in course-related service.

  • CASLR Executive Director Hutchinson Appointed to Key Advisory Committee

    Dr. Judy Hutchinson representing Azusa Pacific University and the Center for Academic Service-Learning and Research on esteemed Advisory Committee for the 2015 Continuums of Service conference, scheduled for April 8 – 10, 2015 in Long Beach, CA.

Elsewhere at APU

  • The Neighborhood Missionary

    Sonja Stump '75 sees the community of Claremont as her mission field, infusing her passion to serve others into her professional and volunteer efforts.


  • RT @APUChapel: As the season of advent is about to begin, come celebrate the lordship of Jesus Christ today in Christ The King Chapel, 10:30am in FEC.

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  • @cdarlenebunz Welcome! Enjoy your campus visit!

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