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How to Apply for the CEL Faculty Fellows Program

Participation Guidelines and Application Details

Participants commit to a series of six meetings, each approximately three hours, between May and October 2021. The meetings are scheduled for the following Fridays from 1 to 4 p.m.

  • May 14
  • June 11
  • (no meeting in July)
  • August 6
  • September 3
  • October 1
  • October 15

Meetings will be held remotely, with the possibility of in person meetings, if safe, in September and October 2021. There is no meeting in July, but two meetings in October, in order to complete the program as Fall 2021 instruction initiates.

As part of the program, each CEL Faculty Fellow commits to:
  • Modifying an existing course or designing a new course with a community engaged component; teaching the new or revised course during the 2021-2022 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;
  • Writing a short blog post for consideration for the Public Scholarship and Engagement blog during the term of the CEL Faculty Fellows meetings (Jan-June 2021), or an equivalent public facing communication piece;
  • Presenting their experience as an instructor of a community engaged learning course to their respective department/school, or a similar setting, within the following year. For example, we would encourage presenting at the annual Center for Educational Effectiveness Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Conference.

CEL Faculty Fellows that complete the program will receive a one-time honorarium of $1,000. Fellows will receive the monetary award at the completion of the CEL Faculty Fellows meetings, and submission of the required blog post.  Fellows are required to prepare for and attend every meeting. Those who miss more than one meeting will not be eligible for the associated monetary award.

In turn, Public Scholarship and Engagement commits to:
  • Planning and facilitating the CEL Faculty Fellows program workshops;
  • 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 (as requested);
  • Assisting with publicity for public presentations on this work (as requested).

Through these mutual commitments, the aim is to cultivate a cohort of engaged campus educators who will share their experiences and skills with colleagues after the program has concluded.

Application requirements

  1. Complete the CEL Faculty Fellows application form, including a confirmation of eligibility requirements.
  2. Upload the most recent syllabus of the course you plan to revise or a summary of your proposed new course.

Partner Applications

Public Scholarship and Engagement encourages applicants to apply alongside a colleague. If applying as a pair, please indicate the name of your colleague and their department on the application. If selected, each Fellow will receive the full stipend. Partners may either each enhance their own course, or work together on integrating a 2- or 3-class series. Developing a multi-part class series can be especially beneficial given the short duration of the 10-week quarter system. 

Selection Criteria

The selection criteria include: 

  • 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
  • Addressing how community engaged learning will work synergistically with efforts to promote diversity, equity, and inclusion

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