Community-Engaged Learning Faculty Fellowship Program

The Centre for Community Partnerships seeks applications for its Community-Engaged Learning Faculty Fellowship Program (CELFFP). The fellowship recognizes and supports innovative instructors across the University of Toronto in developing new, or enhancing existing, community-engaged learning (CEL) and/or community-engaged research (CER) courses.

Contents

2019-2020 faculty fellows Meet the 2019-2020 faculty fellows
Fellowship structure 5-8 fellowships are available for the 2020-2021 academic year
Support A series of course development workshops and a $2000 stipend are available per fellow
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 2021-2022 academic year
Inquiries Contact Heather Hermant, Academic Initiatives Lead Coordinator

2019-2020 faculty fellows

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

Read about the faculty fellows.

The CELFFP supports faculty members teaching CEL and CER courses, leading to the enhancement of CEL and CER course offerings at U of T and strengthened partnerships between U of T and non-profit/public sector organizations across the GTA.

Fellowship structure

5-8 fellowships are available for the 2020-2021 academic year. Fellows meet regularly through the year to learn from each other, and from experienced faculty and community guest speakers, about CEL/CER course design, community partner stewardship and community-university engagement more broadly.

Support

A series of course development workshops and a $2000 stipend are 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:

  1. Attend 4 course development workshops/fellowship meetings in the 2020-2021 academic year (approximately 10 hours in total).
  2. Participate in a CEL/CER faculty fellows’ roundtable at CCP’s annual Faculty Institute on CEL/CER in 2022 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 the end of the first offering of the CEL/CER course).
  4. Support future CEL faculty fellows in a mentoring role by attending at least one workshop/fellows meeting in 2022-2023.

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 2021-2022 academic year. Of the 5-8 fellowships per year there will be a preference for at least one representative from each of the following: Humanities, Social Sciences, Physical Sciences, Life Sciences, and from each campus. Applications will be assessed by a committee comprised of experienced CEL faculty and staff from the Centre for Community Partnerships.  

Your application should include:

  • 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 2021-2022*

*Head of the academic unit includes a principal, dean, chair or academic director as appropriate.

Selection criteria:

  • Background/expertise of faculty member: the fellowship programs strives for diversity in terms of identities, 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 engagement at U of T

 

Fellowship timeline:

  • May 1, 2020: Applications due
  • June 2020: Successful applicants notified
  • Fall 2020-Winter 2021: 4 course development workshops and fellowship meetings
  • Fall 2021-Winter 2022: CEL/CER course offered by instructor
  • Spring 2022: Presentation at CCP’s annual Faculty Institute
  • Fall 2022-Winter 2023: Fellows act as mentors to 2022-2023 CEL faculty fellows cohort

Application deadline

Applications are due May 1, 2020.

Email your application to heather.hermant@utoronto.ca. Please write “Community-Engaged Learning Faculty Fellowship Program” in the subject line.

Inquiries

Inquiries about the CELFFP should be directed to Heather Hermant, Academic Initiatives Lead Coordinator, Centre for Community Partnerships at heather.hermant@utoronto.ca.