Welcome to CLAS Community Engagement
On this site you will find information and resources on service-learning and community engagement events, funding opportunities, course development “best practices,” and other information to support your engaged efforts.
The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (CLAS) aims to find ways to support students, faculty, staff, alumni and community partners as we work together to grow, create, engage and connect.
CLAS embraces the vision of the University of Maine’s Blue Sky vision:
“The University of Maine aspires to be the most distinctively student-centered and community-engaged of the American Research Universities (Blue Sky Vision, 2012). At the heart of UMaine, the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences will play a central role in realizing the Blue Sky Vision (Dean Jeff Hecker, Jan 14, 2013).”
According to the CLAS Strategic Plan (2013):
“The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences aspires to offer the most in-depth, diverse and challenging liberal arts education at an American research university, while cultivating a student-centered and community-engaged campus environment, inspiring learning that lasts a lifetime” (p. 3).
If you have questions, project ideas, partnership suggestions, or community engagement news to report, please contact:
Claire Sullivan, Ph.D.
Associate Dean of Community Engagement
College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
5774 Stevens Hall, Room 120
Fax (207) 581-1953
Phone (207) 581-1924