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. Supporting APU’s commitment to building strong Christian leaders, the Center for Academic Service-Learning and Research has made great progress in measuring increases in commitment to civic engagement, intercultural competency, and transformational scholarship among our students. We are also proud to be an integral part in supporting Provost Mark Stanton’s Education to Vocation initiative. Learn more about the center.

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News & Features

  • Accounting Students Get Career Boost at Meet the Firms Event

    Azusa Pacific accounting students boosted their career prospects at the inaugural Meet the Firms event.

  • Celebrate Christmas 2015

    Ring in the holiday season as more than 400 musicians perform favorite Christmas melodies in celebration of the birth of Christ. This annual favorite Christmas concert takes place December 4 and 6 at Lake Avenue Church. Purchase tickets online.

  • The Economist Ranks APU Graduates Among Most Employable

    The Economist ranked APU in the 92nd percentile as no. 102 among its counterparts. The position points to actual earnings that significantly exceed expectations and reflect employers’ overwhelming recognition of APU graduates as highly employable.


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