The Community Engaged Teaching Fellows Program has three key objectives:
- To support Fellows in their own profesional growth, especially those who are interested in university level leadership.
- To make the community engaged learning knowledge and expertise that Fellows possess available to all University faculty members and teaching staff.
- To broaden the understanding of community engaged pedagogy within the University's teaching and learning communities.
The Community Engaged Teaching Fellow serves a two-year term, beginning on August 15 and ending August 1.
Responsibilities are based on the Fellow's background, interests, and experiences, as well as the Bennion Center's specific needs. Each fellow will contribute to the promotion and development of community engaged learning capacities across the campus and assist individual faculty members with course construction. The Fellow will also co-chair the Community Engaged Learning subcommittee of the Bennion Center Advisory Board. It is anticipated the Fellow's time commitment to the Center will include an average of two to four hours weekly.
The Community Engaged Teaching Fellow will receive a $5,000 stipend paid in the summer of the year the Fellow is selected. Additionally, there is also a $1,000 yearly travel budget for attendance at a community engaged learning conference(s). A regional or national conference presentation is expected during the Fellow's second year.
All teaching faculty, career-line or tenure-line, are eligible to apply. For information contact Andi Witczak.