Faculty Fellows Program

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 receive a $1000 stipend, attend monthly meetings, and work on new or existing syllabi with a diverse group of faculty from across campus.

Applications from faculty are due in April each year for the following year's fellowship. To apply click here.   

Download Faculty Fellows 2018-19 Call for Application Flyer here.


2017 CESL Faculty Fellows

Thirteen individuals have been selected by UMass Civic Engagement and Service-Learning as recipients of the 2017 Civic Engagement & Service-Learning (CESL) Faculty Fellowships.

The group represents 11 departments developing 12 new civic engagement or service-learning courses, integrating classroom learning with community-based learning. The CESL faculty fellows group meets monthly, over the course of the year, to discuss community engagement for social change, service-learning pedagogy, and to work collaboratively on course development. The CESL Faculty Fellowship is in its twenty-third year.

In Spring 2017 the sessions will be co-facilitated by CESL Director and Architecture professor Joseph Krupczynski and CESL Lecturer Ellen Correa. The CESL staff is available to work with faculty members in all academic departments to develop civic engagement and service-learning courses, both new courses and revising existing courses to integrate community engagement as a core component of the course.



Lucia Carvalho

Lucia Carvalho
College of Nursing
Special Populations Health Promotion Project



Tamara Drummond

Tamara Drummond, Senior Lecturer II
Civic Engagement Seminar



Julie Hemment

Julie Hemment, Professor
NGOs, Nonprofits & Humanitarianism



Moira Inghilleri

Moira Inghilleri, Associate Professor
LLC/Comparative Literature
Introduction to Translation and Interpreting Research and Practice II



Elizabeth Krause

Elizabeth Krause, Professor
Creative Economies



Judith Bruno LaBranche

Judith Bruno LaBranche, Lecturer
Exercise Management for Special Populations



Rebecca Lorimer

Rebecca Lorimer, Assistant Professor
Multilingualism and Literacy in Western Massachusetts



Joel Saxe

Joel Saxe, Lecturer
Youth, Democracy, and the Entertainment Industries



Kristie Soares

Kristie Soares, Assistant Professor
The Latinx Theater Project



Shaheen Pasha

Shaheen Pasha, Assistant Professor
Social Justice Journalism: Mass Incarceration



Razvan Sibii

Razvan Sibii, Senior Lecturer
Social Justice Journalism: Mass Incarceration



Amilcar Shabazz

Amilcar Shabazz, Professor
Afro-American Studies
Black Springfield Matters: An Introduction to New Afrikan Urban Studies



Ashley Woodman

Ashley Woodman, Lecturer
Psychological & Brain Sciences
Impact of Disabilities on Families