Community-Engaged Teaching Faculty Fellowship Program

The Centre for Community Partnerships is pleased to announce its new Community-Engaged Teaching Faculty Fellowship Program (CETFFP). This pilot program will recognize and support innovative instructors across the University of Toronto to develop new or enhance existing Community-Engaged Learning (CEL) and/or Community-Engaged Research (CER) courses.

Contents

Fellowship structure 5-8 fellowships are available for the 2019-2020 academic year
Support A $2000 stipend is available per fellow to support professional or course development in the area of CEL and CER
Requirements Fellows are expected to participate in all aspects of the program
Eligibility, application & selection processes The program is open to any continuing appointment faculty member at U of T who is/will be scheduled to teach a new or existing CEL or CER course in the 2020-2021 academic year
Application deadline Applications are now closed for 2019-2020
2019-2020 Faculty Fellows Meet the 2019-2020 Faculty Fellows
Inquiries Contact Katie Boomgaardt, Academic Initiatives Lead Coordinator

Fellowship structure

5-8 fellowships are available for the 2019-2020 academic year. The program will formally recognize and mobilize the additional resources and time necessary for successful Fellows to design or re-design and run a CEL/CER course. The CETFFP will support faculty members engaged in CEL and CER courses, leading to the expansion and enhancement of CEL and CER course offerings through U of T, a dynamic community of practice for community-engaged teaching, and renewed and strengthened partnerships between U of T and non-profit and public sector organizations across the GTA and beyond.

Support

A $2000 stipend is available per fellow to support professional or course development in the area of CEL and CER. There will be 5-8 fellowships per year, with preference for at least one from the following categories: Humanities, Social Sciences, Physical Sciences, Life Sciences, and one from each campus.

Requirements

Fellows are expected to participate in all aspects of the program:

  1. Attend four 2-3 hour course development workshops/fellowship meetings in the 2019-20 academic year (approximately 10 hours over the academic year)
  2. Participate in a CEL/CER Faculty Fellows’ roundtable at CCP’s annual Faculty Institute on CEL/CER in 2021 to discuss the course development and delivery process
  3. Submit a short final report with a copy of the final syllabus and associated assignments (at end of first offering of CEL/CER course)
  4. Support future CEL Faculty Fellows in a mentoring role to support development of CEL courses by attending at least one workshop and fellows meeting in the year following

Eligibility, application & selection processes

The program is open to any continuing appointment faculty member at the University of Toronto who is/will be scheduled to teach a new or existing CEL or CER course in the 2020-2021 academic year, including undergraduate and graduate courses.

Application package includes: 

  • Current Curriculum Vitae
  • Cover letter outlining instructor’s interest in CEL and/or CER along with a short description of the proposed course design/redesign
  • Letter of support by the head of the academic unit, which affirms that the CEL/CER course is scheduled for 2020-21*

*Head of the academic unit includes a Principal, Dean, Chair or Academic Director as appropriate

 

Selection committee: 

The Selection Committee includes:

  • the Vice-Provost, Academic Programs and Vice-Provost, Innovations in Undergraduate Education (or designate), serving as Chair
  • Two representatives from the CCP Faculty Advisory Council

 

Selection criteria:

  • Background/expertise of faculty member: the fellowship programs strives for diversity in terms of disciplines, campuses, and approaches to teaching CEL/CER courses
  • Course creation/redesign rationale
  • Feasibility: Is the course creation/redesign reasonable to achieve, both in general and within the fellowship structure?
  • Sustainability: Are these changes that can be ongoing without additional supports during and beyond the fellowship?
  • Fellowship impact: The degree to which the proposer plans to contribute to the culture of (community-engaged) teaching at U of T

 

Fellowship timelines:

May 1, 2019: Applications due

June 2019: Successful applicants notified. 

Fall 2019-Winter 2020: 4 course development workshops and fellowship meetings

Fall 2020-Winter 2021: CEL/CER course offered by instructor

Spring 2021: Presentation at CCP’s annual Faculty Institute

Fall 2021-Winter 2022: Fellows act as mentors to future CEL Faculty Fellows to support development of CEL courses

Application deadline

Application deadline: May 1, 2019

Applications should be sent to info.ccp@utoronto.ca. Please write “Community-Engaged Teaching Faculty Fellowship Program” in Subject.

Applications are now closed for 2019-2020.

2019-2020 Faculty Fellows

The CCP would like to congratulate the following faculty who have been selected for the 2019-2020 academic year:

  • Sherry Fukuzawa, Assistant Professor, Department of Anthropology, UTM
  • David Montemurro, Associate Professor, Department of Curricular, Teaching and Learning, OISE
  • Juan Carlos Osornio, Assistant Professor, Spanish and Portuguese 
  • Olivier St-Cyr, Assistant Professor, Faculty of Information
  • Linda Trinh, Assistant Professor, Faculty of Kinesiology and Physical Education
  • Matthew Walton, Assistant Professor, Comparative Political Theory, Department of Political Science

The CETFFP will support faculty members engaged in CEL and CER courses, leading to the expansion and enhancement of CEL and CER course offerings through U of T, a dynamic community of practice for community-engaged teaching, and renewed and strengthened partnerships between U of T and non-profit and public sector organizations across the GTA and beyond. 

Inquiries

Inquiries about the CETFFP should be directed to Katie Boomgaardt (katie.boomgaardt@utoronto.ca), Academic Initiatives Lead Coordinator, Centre for Community Partnerships.