Faculty Development

Applications for 2023-2024 Opportunities

Community-Based Learning Faculty Scholars Program
Application Due August 31, 2023https://elon.givepulse.com/survey/take/Bq4HUN09QlEb3v1W0lfW
Faculty who are interested in developing or strengthening a Community-Based Learning (formerly Academic Service-Learning) course are encouraged to participate in the Community-Based Learning Faculty Scholars program. Scholars are expected to participate in the Essentials of Community-Based Learning Workshop in May and attend four follow-up luncheon meetings with the Faculty Fellow for Community-Based Learning, Phillip Motley, during the next academic year. Six faculty members will be selected for the program and will receive a $1000 stipend.

Upcoming Discussions and Workshops

Alamance County Harwood Initiative Orientation for Faculty and Staff
Impact Alamance has forged a partnership with The Harwood Institute for Public Innovation on an initiative to spur community-led transformation in Alamance County. There are two primary goals of this initiative: (1) generate community-led transformation on concerns that matter to people; (2) strengthen the civic culture of Alamance County so the community can take effective, sustainable action. This orientation is a time to learn more about the Harwood initiative, the Harwood Approach, and how to get involved here in Alamance County.

Two Sessions Available:
Tuesday, September 12; 1:00-2:15pm, Moseley 105A (Ward Octagon)
Register here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/91223-harwood-initiative-orientation-for-elon-faculty-staff-tickets-703320459427?aff=oddtdtcreator

Wednesday, September 13; 3:15-4:30pm, Moseley 105A (Ward Octagon)
Register here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/91323-harwood-initiative-orientation-for-elon-faculty-staff-tickets-705385636427?aff=oddtdtcreator

Community-Based Learning Conversation: A Spotlight on Community-Based Research with Jacqueline DeBrew
Wednesday, September 20, 12:30pm, Virtual (https://elon.zoom.us/my/pmotley)
Partnership Village is a community organization in Greensboro that provides transitional housing for individuals and families experiencing homelessness. Over the past two years, a partnership between the Elon University Department of Nursing and Partnership Village was formed to provide basic health screenings and education to the residents. In the 2022-23 academic year, to better understand the viewpoint of the residents, a qualitative study using interviews and Photovoice was conducted. The findings will be used to guide learning activities with future student groups, which is intended to positively impact the health of the residents of Partnership Village.

Campus-Community Networking Hour
Thursday, October 19, 4:30-5:30pm, Johnston Hall
RSVP by October 11https://elon.givepulse.com/event/383287
You are invited to join the Kernodle Center for Civic Life for an afternoon of networking which will bring together Elon faculty, staff, and community partners to discuss opportunities for collaboration, including community-engaged courses. Enjoy hors d’oeuvres and a chance to connect with many partner organizations. You will leave with valuable connections for future partnerships.

Community-Based Global Learning Community of Practice
The Center for Research on Global Engagement and the Kernodle Center for Civic Life will host a multi-semester community of practice. The aims are to discuss relevant scholarship and work together to redesign an existing course or create a new course incorporating elements of community-based global learning, and to plan and conduct a collaborative research project. Participants will have the chance to develop future research opportunities related to this work. Faculty who will be teaching in a semester program in an Elon Center and/or in winter term are particularly encouraged to apply. For more information, contact Maureen Vandermaas-Peeler, Director of the Center for Research on Global Engagement and Professor of Psychology.

Community Partnerships Initiative Grants

Through funding from the Frueauff Foundation, these mini-grants provide teams of faculty, students, and community agencies financial support to launch collaborative projects. These collaborative grants will support the development of new programs, increase the effectiveness of current programs, provide opportunities for innovative research and assessment that address the root causes of problems such as homelessness and domestic violence, and support community groups in strategic planning and problem solving. Contact Bob Frigo for more information.

Click here for the Community Partnerships Initiative Faculty Grant Application

Applications for 2024-2025 Opportunities

Community-Based Learning Course Development Grants
Application Due April 15, 2024: Application will be posted soon
The Kernodle Center for Civic Life and the Center for the Advancement of Teaching and Learning (CATL) offer Community-Based Learning Course Development Grants to support the evolution of existing courses across the disciplines into Community-Based Learning designated courses. Grants are awarded in the amount of $2,000 ($1,000 for the 2024-2025 academic year and $1,000 for the 2025-2026 academic year). The first year of the grant provides a stipend to compensate faculty for the work of incorporating community-based learning pedagogy into an existing course and applying for the Community-Based Learning course designation by March 31. The second year of the grant provides a stipend for launching the new Community-Based Learning designated course and assessing its effectiveness. Grant recipients will meet as a cohort approximately once a semester during the two-year grant period.

Community-Based Learning Research Scholar
Application due April 15, 2024: Application will be posted soon
The Community-Based Learning Research Scholar Program is designed to assist an individual faculty member well-versed in the pedagogies of service-learning and community engagement and who would like to explore a community-based learning research project. The faculty member selected to serve as the Community-Based Learning Research Scholar will be required to meet regularly with the Faculty Fellow for Service-Learning and Community Engagement, Phillip Motley, and produce a report on specific outcomes of the research conducted. A $1500 stipend will be awarded to the recipient.