Faculty Fellows Program

DEADLINE: Applications for 2021-2022 Faculty Fellows are DUE April 2, 2021. To apply click here 

Download Faculty Fellows 2021-22 Call for Application Flyer HERE


The Civic Engagement and Service-Learning Faculty Fellowship is for faculty who would like to develop new learning opportunities for their students in collaboration with off-campus community partners.

Are you a faculty member who would like to:

  • provide students with a deeper, experiential academic understanding of the world in which they live and their power to be positive agents of change?
  • integrate community engagement and service learning into your course?
  • enhance your engaged research with a community partner you already work with, and strengthen the relationship between your engaged scholarship and your teaching? 
  • develop or adapt a course that would meet requirements for the Certificate in Civic Engagement and Public Service?

If you are interested in any of the above, the Civic Engagement and Service-Learning Faculty Fellowship allows you to:

  • Connect with like-minded faculty from departments across campus.
  • Explore methods for mutually beneficial relationships with communities.
  • Learn to apply a high-impact, transformative pedagogy for social change relevant to any discipline.
  • Help your department contribute to all four student learning goals of the UMass Strategic Plan:  Community, Agency, Responsibility, and Proficiency.

CESL Fellows attend monthly meetings, and work on new or existing syllabi with a diverse group of faculty from across campus. Fellows are awarded a $1000 stipend that is transferred to their home department and can be used as research funds, or as one-time additional compensation subject to appropriate taxation and other deductions.

DATES FOR AY 21-22: Orientation/retreat on Friday, August 27th 2021, from 12:00 - 3:30 PM, then the 8 monthly seminars that follow are on: FALL 2021 dates / September 24th, October 29th, November 19th, December 17th; SPRING 2022 dates / January 28th, February 25th, March 25th, April 29th

Monthly seminars are on Fridays, and meet from 12:00pm - 2:30pm.