The Community-Engaged Learning Faculty Fellowship Program (CELFFP) 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 Centre for Community Partnerships is currently accepting applications for its Community-Engaged Learning Faculty Fellowship Program (CELFPP). The deadline to apply is June 30, 2021.
Meet our 2020-2021 faculty fellows under Program Eligibility.
Program EligibilityThe program is open to any faculty member with a continuing appointment at the University of Toronto who is/will be scheduled to teach a new or existing CEL or CER course in the 2022-23 academic year.
2020-2021 faculty fellows
- Corinne Beauquis, Assistant Professor, Department of Language Studies, UTSC; Special Advisor, Experiential Education, UTSC
- Gabriel Eidelman, Assistant Professor, Teaching Stream, Institute for Management and Innovation, UTM; Director, Urban Policy Lab, Munk School of Global Affairs and Public Policy
- Aditi Mehta, Assistant Professor, Teaching Stream, Urban Studies, UTSG
- Judith Taylor, Associate Professor, Sociology, Women and Gender Studies Institute, UTSG
- Lynn Tucker, Associate Professor, Teaching Stream, Department of Arts, Culture and Media, Music and Culture program, UTSC
- Weiguo Zhang, Associate Professor, Sociology UTM; Asian Institute, Munk School of Global Affairs and Public Policy; Institute for Life Course and Aging
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
How The Program Works
6-8 fellowships are available for the 2021-2022 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. Each fellow receives a $2000 stipend to support professional development or course development in CEL/CER.
Fellows are expected to participate in all aspects of the program:
- Attend 4 course development workshops/fellowship meetings in the 2021-2022 academic year (approximately 10 hours in total).
- Present on the course development and delivery process in a forum for the broader teaching community after the first offering of their CEL/R course.
- Submit a short final report with a copy of the final syllabus and associated assignments (at the end of the first offering of the course).
- Support future CEL Faculty Fellows by attending at least one meeting with a subsequent cohort of fellows.
Application & selection process
The program is open to any faculty member with a continuing appointment at the University of Toronto who is/will be scheduled to teach a new or existing CEL or CER course in the 2022-23 academic year.
Of the 6-8 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 of experienced CEL faculty and staff from the Centre for Community Partnerships.
Your application should include:
- Current Curriculum Vitae
- Cover letter outlining the 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 2022-23*
*Head of the academic unit includes a principal, dean, chair or academic director.
- Background/expertise of faculty member: the fellowship program strives for diversity 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 (Can this course run in an ongoing way 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
- June 30, 2021: Applications due
- August 2021: Successful applicants notified
- Fall 2021 – winter 2022: 4 course development workshops and fellowship meetings
- Fall 2022 – winter 2023: CEL/CER course offered by instructor, support new CEL faculty fellows
- Spring 2023: Presentation for broader teaching community on course design and delivery process
Application deadline: June 30, 2021
Applications should be sent to Heather Hermant, Lead Coordinator, Academic Initiatives, Centre for Community Partnerships at email@example.com. Please write “Community-Engaged Learning Faculty Fellowship Program” in the subject line.
If you require any accommodations during the application process, or have any further inquiries about the CELFFP, please also contact Heather.