Faculty Development

Upcoming Discussions and Workshops

A Partnership to Catalyze Community-Led Change: Impact Alamance and The Harwood Institute for Public Innovation
Thursday, March 9, 11:30am-12:10pm OR 12:30-1:10pm, Lakeside 212
Impact Alamance has forged a partnership with The Harwood Institute for Public Innovation to spur community-led change in Alamance County. At the heart of this initiative is the belief that, by working together, the people of Alamance can build a more inclusive, hopeful path forward. View the Alamance Choosing Hope report here. Hear from Tracey Grayzer, President of Impact Alamance, about this exciting new community initiative and Elon’s opportunity to engage.

Campus-Community Networking Breakfast
Tuesday, March 28, 8:30-10:00am, Oaks 212, Registration required here by March 21
Elon faculty and staff will have the opportunity to network directly with local community leaders and partners to discuss opportunities for courses and projects during the 2023-2024 academic year. Enjoy breakfast and a speed-dating style networking hour where faculty will get the chance to speak with all partner representatives and will leave the event having made valuable connections for partnership. Direct any questions to Sara Beth Hardy.

Community-Based Learning Conversations: CBL in STEM Disciplines
Tuesday, April 4, 1:00-2:00pm, Virtual
Zoom: https://elon.zoom.us/my/pmotley
This discussion will feature a panel of Elon faculty and staff from STEM disciplines who will share the many ways that they are involved in community-based learning. Presenters include:
– Jacqueline DeBrew, Associate Professor of Nursing and RN-BSN Coordinator
– Sirena Hargrove-Leak, Associate Professor of Engineering
– John Ring, Director of Engineering Outreach

Essentials of Community-Based Learning Workshop
Wednesday, May 10, 2:00-4:45pm, Koenigsberger Learning Center, 230
Registration required here by May 1
Are you interested in creating a more authentic learning experience in your course by engaging with community partners? Could the learning objectives for your course be enhanced through community engagement Have you ever wondered how community-based learning works and why reflection is central to that pedagogy? This workshop is appropriate for faculty members who are developing a community-based course, are designing a project or assignment that involves community engagement, or are curious about community-based learning pedagogies in general. The workshop will allow for interaction with experienced faculty, Kernodle Center for Civic Life and CATL staff members. The event can accommodate up to 20 participants who will each receive a $100 stipend.

Applications for 2023-2024 Opportunities

Community-Based Learning Faculty Scholars Program
Application Due April 15, 2023https://elon.givepulse.com/survey/take/Bq4HUN09QlEb3v1W0lfW
Faculty who are interested in developing or strengthening a 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.

Community-Based Learning Course Development Grants
Application Due April 15, 2023:  https://elon.givepulse.com/survey/take/lIzNRXUvivO8FujcCarY
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 2023-2024 academic year and $1,000 for the 2024-2025 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, 2023https://elon.givepulse.com/survey/take/zPzDGo7ucGGNRdfNEna1
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.

Communities of Practice 
To be announced.

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 Grant Application
Click here for the Community Partnerships Rolling Grant Application