Community Engaged Learning and Teaching (CELT) Fellowship

CELT Program Description

The McCarthy Center’s Community-Engaged Learning and Teaching (CELT) Fellowship brings together faculty from across disciplines and with varying levels of community engagement expertise to participate in an intensive interactive learning community. The program is designed to foster faculty learning about community-engaged principles, pedagogies, and practices; cultivate supportive and reciprocal relationships with peers and community partners; facilitate critical dialogue about the nature of community engagement and social justice; and generate high-quality community-engaged learning opportunities for students. Content is shared through readings, discussions, interactive activities, multimedia presentations, guest speakers, written reflections, and panels.

2018-2019 CELT Program Dates and Commitments

  • Six meetings on Tuesdays, 1:00-3:00pm on the following dates during fall semester: October 2, 9, 23, and 30; November 6 and 27.
  • Group service activity on November 13 OR 20, exact date and location TBD
  • Networking happy hour with community partners and community-engaged faculty on Tuesday, October 30, 3:15-5:00pm
  • Three follow up meetings during spring semester, dates and times TBD
  • Completion of three short (2-3 page) written reflections
  • Creation or revision of a community-engaged course syllabus
  • Participants receive up to $1,000 stipend upon completion of the seminar AND submission of a new or revised service-learning or community-engaged learning syllabus.

Eligible Participants

All full-time and part-time faculty are welcome to participate. Adjunct faculty members should consult with department chair to determine whether they are eligible to develop a course.

How to Apply

Please contact Star Plaxton-Moore, Director of Community-Engaged Learning, for more information or to apply at