As part of its mission to "convene a community of practice around engaged academic learning," CEAL promotes scholarly collaborations across disciplines, departments, and units. In addition, it supports initiatives dedicated to community-centered research and the recognition of diverse approaches to knowledge creation and dissemination.
To strengthen these relationships, CEAL works with community partners, staff, faculty, undergraduate and graduate students in a variety of ways, including:
- Facilitating interdisciplinary and discipline-specific workshops
- Organizing thematic small learning communities
- Collecting relevant EAL data for existing and developing programs
- Providing timely academic conference and publication opportunities