Faculty Fellows Program

DEADLINE: Applications for 2024-2025 Faculty Fellows have been extended: Now DUE May 17, 2024. To apply click here 

Download Faculty Fellows 2024-25 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.

NEW THIS YEAR: If you are interested in developing a Service-Learning course taught at the UMass Amherst Center at Springfield or at the Mt. Ida campus please document that in your proposal ($3000 stipends are available for these types of courses).

Monthly seminars are on Fridays, and meet from 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm. SEE APPLICATION FOR AY 24-25 DATES