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.
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.
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.
Fellows are expected to participate in all aspects of the program:
- Attend four 2-3 hour course development workshops/fellowship meetings in the 2019-20 academic year (approximately 10 hours over the academic year)
- 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
- Submit a short final report with a copy of the final syllabus and associated assignments (at end of first offering of CEL/CER course)
- 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
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
- 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
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: May 1, 2019
Applications should be sent to email@example.com. Please write “Community-Engaged Teaching Faculty Fellowship Program” in Subject.