Five faculty members in the College of Education have received 2014 Civic Engagement and Service Learning Faculty Fellowships from the UMass Amherst Provost’s Committee on Service-Learning. They are: Benita Barnes, associate professor, Department of Educational Research, Policy and Administration; Sara Whitcomb, assistant professor, Department of Student Development; Robert Maloy, senior lecturer, Marie-Christine Polizzi, lecturer, and Florence Sullivan, associate professor, all of the Department of Teacher Education and Curriculum Studies.
The Committee accepted a total of 14 faculty proposals this year, resulting in the largest group of Faculty Fellows in the 20-year history of the program.
The purpose of these fellowships is to help faculty integrate community engagement into a course so that members of the community benefit from the service. Service can take many forms, including placements with organizations and projects designed with community organizations to provide community benefits.