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Welcome to CLAS Community Engagement

On this site you will find information and resources about service-learning and community engagement, funding opportunities, course development “best practices,” and other information to support your efforts.

The College of Liberal Arts & Sciences aims to support students, faculty, staff, alumni and community partners so we can grow, create, engage, and connect together.

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).

Click here to view the CLAS Strategic Plan (PDF)

If you have questions, project ideas, partnership suggestions, or community engagement news to report, please contact:

Claire Sullivan, Associate Dean of Community Engagement.
(; 207.581.1924)

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