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

Center for Academic Service-Learning and Research

  • Azusa BOKS Program Visits "Today Show"

    Azusa Pacific University’s Anjelica Juarez and Diana Rudulph joined Azusa students from Gladstone St. Elementary with the BOKS program, as they unveiled a new Reeboks children’s line of shoes on the NBC “Today Show.”

Elsewhere at APU

  • Jennifer Walsh Discusses Inauguration

    Jennifer E. Walsh, dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences and a professor of political science, discusses the presidential inauguration on television news program "Politics and the People."

  • APU Theater Presents The Great Divorce

    APU theater continues its 22nd season with Robert Smyth’s stage adaptation of C.S. Lewis’ influential novel The Great Divorce. For tickets, call the Felix Event Center Box Office at (626) 815-5494 or purchase them online.

  • APU Hosts Boy and Girl Scouts STEM/Nova Day

    The Greater Los Angeles Area Council of Boy Scouts and Azusa Pacific University partner together to host the Fourth Annual S​TEM​​​/Nova Day.

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