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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News & Features

  • Professional Conference Integrates Spirituality and Health Research

    The Third Annual Emerging Tools for Innovative Providers Conference: Spiritual Transformation Impact and Outcome runs July 27–31, 2015. Participants learn to integrate spirituality and health research into useful applications.

  • Intellectual Hospitality

    Diana Pavlac Glyer, Ph.D., professor in the Department of English, explores the concept of intellectual hospitality as a means to cultivate generosity, humility, and understanding among those with differing viewpoints and backgrounds.

  • Not of This World

    Amy Jung, director of forensics and assistant professor in the Department of Communication Studies, understands first-hand the challenges and advantages of growing up as a Third Culture Kid.

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