The Faculty Advisory Committee will play an advisory role for the Centre for Community Partnerships and an advocacy role for community-engaged learning at the University of Toronto.

The CCP Faculty Advisory Committee is comprised of:

  • Two co-chairs
  • The Director of the Centre for Community Partnerships
  • 10-12 members with experience teaching using a community-engaged learning approach and publishing scholarship on community-engaged teaching and learning

Diverse representation (campuses, faculties, colleges, departments, rank, teaching and research streams, seniority at U of T, experience in CEL teaching and learning and community engagement is of utmost importance).

The committee will meet two times per year (early Fall term, early Spring term). 

Chairs will serve a three-year term and members will serve a two-year term.


Schedule Meetings for 2016-2017
Activities What committee members will do
Membership 2016-2017 Members
Applying Interested in applying?


The 2016-2017 meetings are scheduled for the following times:

  • September 30, 2016, 1-3 p.m.
  • January 13, 2017, 1-3 p.m. 


  • Provide feedback to CCP staff regarding faculty support, programming and the direction of the faculty development portfolio.
  • Provide feedback to the CCP about their experiences teaching community-engaged learning courses, including benefits, barriers and other related issues.
  • Identify and develop strategies for institutionalizing community-engaged learning more fully at the University of Toronto (e.g. Building the profile of community-engaged learning, attracting new faculty and units (departments, colleges, faculties) to the approach, integrating community-engaged learning into institutional priorities at various levels of the University of Toronto and identifying, advocating and promoting various rewards and incentives for faculty members using this engaged approach.
  • Identify opportunities to enhance the profile of the CCP (key messages, methods of promoting the CCP to faculty and academic administrators).

Membership 2016-2017

  • Ahmed Allahwalla, Associate Professor, Associate Chair, City Studies, UTSC
  • Susannah Bunce, Assistant Professor, Human Geography, UTSC
  • Shauna Brail, Associate Professor, Geography and Planning; Special Advisor to the President on Urban Engagement
  • Tone Careless, Adjunct Professor, Political Science
  • Sol Goldberg, Lecturer, Department for the Study of Religion, UTSG
  • Co-chair: Reid Locklin, Associate Professor, St. Michael’s College and the Department for the Study of Religion, UTSG
  • Linzi Manicom, Coordinator of Community-Engaged Learning, New College
  • David Montemurro, Associate Professor, Curriculum Teaching and Learning, OISE
  • David Newman, Interim Director of CCP, Senior Director of Student Life
  • Carol Rolheiser, Director of Centre for Teaching Support and Innovation; Professor, Curriculum, Teaching and Learning, OISE
  • Suzanne Stevenson, Vice-Dean Teaching and Learning, Faculty of Arts and Science
  • Co-chair: Abigail Friendly, Coordinator of Academic Initiatives, Centre for Community Partnerships
  • Franco Taverna, Senior Lecturer, Human Biology, New College
  • Anne Urbancic, Professor, Academic Programs Coordinator at Victoria College

How to apply

Currently the committee has full membership, but we will be seeking new members for the 2017-2018 academic year.

For questions or further information, please contact Eloise Tan  at