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

  • APU Honors Faculty at Annual Luncheon

    The Office of the Provost and the Academic Cabinet recognized several APU faculty with awards for teaching excellence at the 2017 Annual Faculty Luncheon.

  • APU Hosts California Teachers Summit Better Together: Now More Than Ever

    Azusa, CA (2017) — LA County teachers will gather at APU on July 28, 2017, for the third annual Better Together: Now More Than Ever, California Teachers Summit, a free statewide day of learning and networking open to California educators.

  • APU Hosts Faith-based SBIRT Training

    APU hosted the first Faith and Spirituality Integrated SBIRT Network Training Summit at the beginning of the academic year leading efforts in establishing a partnership with five faith-based universities and the County Department of Mental Health.

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