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.
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. It includes undergraduate and graduate courses.
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
Download and read the full bios of the 2019-20 CCP Faculty Fellows (PDF).
How The Program Works
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.
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.
Fellows are expected to participate in all aspects of the program:
- Attend 4 course development workshops/fellowship meetings in the 2020-2021 academic year (approximately 10 hours in total).
- 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.
- 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).
- 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.
The fellowship programs strives for diversity in terms of identities, disciplines, campuses and approaches to teaching CEL/CER courses. We prefer to have at least one representative from each of the following disciplines: Humanities, Social Sciences, Physical Sciences and Life Sciences. We also hope to have one representative from each campus. Applications will be assessed by a committee of experienced CEL faculty and staff from the Centre for Community Partnerships.
Your application should include:
- current Curriculum Vitae (CV)
- cover letter outlining instructor’s interest in CEL and/or CER and a short description of the proposed course design/redesign
- letter of support by the head of the academic unit, which confirms that the CEL/CER course is scheduled for 2021-22*
*Head of the academic unit includes a principal, dean, chair or academic director as appropriate.
- background/expertise of faculty member
- 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 (To what degree does the applicant plan to contribute to community engagement at U of T?)
- July 1, 2020: applications due
- August 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
Email your application to Heather Hermant at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please write “Community-Engaged Learning Faculty Fellowship Program” in the subject line.