Description: The Community-Engaged Scholars Faculty Fellows Program is a two-year program focused on developing and deepening faculty capacity for community-engaged teaching, learning, and research. Participants commit to incorporating new forms of community-engaged teaching, learning and research into their course design and scholarship.
Teams of two or more faculty from a given department or an interdisciplinary team from varied departments are welcome to apply together. No previous experience in community-engaged teaching or learning is required.
Purpose: The intent of this faculty development program is to create a community of scholars who will develop, build upon, or produce Community-Engaged Scholarship (CES), specifically through the following program goals:
- Develop faculty capacity for community-engaged teaching, learning and scholarship through a community-engaged scholarly individual project (may include current research agenda)
- Facilitate a supportive faculty community around community-engaged scholarship
- Coordinate faculty peer feedback on the community-engaged scholarly project
- Complete, disseminate, and submit the community-engaged scholarly project for publication
- Clearly articulated interest in, demonstrated commitment to, and pursuit toward community-engaged teaching, learning, and research.
- A well-conceived and clearly-defined rationale for community-engaged learning
- A well-defined plan for teaching the course in the next academic year
- A description of the development of a collaboration with a community partner
- An articulation of how community-engaged learning will work synergistically with efforts to promote diversity, equity, and inclusion
A stipend of $3,500 will be awarded per year, per faculty member for successfully meeting the expected outcomes and creating courses that incorporate a significant component of civic engagement and service-learning into their course curriculum.
- Modifying an existing course or designing a new course with a community-engaged component; teaching the new or revised course during the 2024-2025 academic year;
- Being engaged in building relationships with the community partner(s) including meeting with community partners as part of course preparation, implementation and evaluation;
- Presenting your experience as an instructor of a community-engaged learning course to your respective department/school, or a similar setting, within the following year;
- Preparing and attending all cohort meetings (3 meetings a semester at a mutually agreed upon time).
- Completing, disseminating, and submitting the community-engaged scholarly project for publication.
CSSA commits to:
- Planning and facilitating the Community-Engaged Scholars Faculty Fellows program meetings;
- Identifying readings and resources about the development of community-engaged learning courses;
- Providing individual curricula consultation related to community-engaged learning course development;
- Facilitating connections with community groups;
- Assisting with publicity for public presentations on this work (as requested).
- Approval of Chair is requested.
- Applications due: September 15, 2023 by 5:00 pm
- Complete the Community-Engaged Faculty Fellows Application form, including a confirmation of eligibility requirements. See application link below.