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

  • Christians in the General Election: Faithfulness and Politics

    The Bible identifies faithfulness as a fruit of the Spirit. What does faithful mean in the context of an election year so fraught with risk? Maybe being faithful means that we look to the future with hope. We trust in the One who is faithful.

  • APU Introduces Bachelor of Arts in Public Relations

    Azusa Pacific University’s Department of Communication Studies introduces a Bachelor of Arts in Public Relations, equiping students for success through an engaging framework of advanced applied practice.

  • APU Conducts Groundbreaking Dead Sea Scrolls Research

    APU professors and alumni participated in groundbreaking new research on the Dead Sea Scrolls, sponsored by the Museum of the Bible. The research examines 13 never-before-published Dead Sea Scroll fragments and represents four years of study.


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