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.

2022-2023 CELT Program Dates and Commitments

The CELT Fellowship is a year-long commitment that entails the following:

  • Six CELT sessions on Thursdays, 1:00-3:00pm on the following dates during fall semester: September 29, October 6 and 20, November 3 and 17, December 1 (NOTE: Meetings are currently scheduled to take place in person)
  • Group community engagement activity the week of November 7. Date, time and location TBD based on community partner preferences and needs.
  • Three follow up sessions during spring semester, dates and times TBD based on participants’ availability (I'm hoping these will be in person!)
  • Up to 40 pages of reading in advance of each fall session
  • Completion of two short (2-3 page) written reflections
  • Creation or revision of a community-engaged course syllabus OR draft of a course proposal
  • 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. Department chairs must provide written approval and confirm that adjunct faculty will be supported in seeking CEL designation and teaching the course for USF.

How to Apply

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