Community Engagement Fellowships
Applications Due: April 4, 2014 by 5:00 pm
Timothy J. Densmore Community Engagement Fellowships enable faculty members working in teams or individually to increase community awareness and involvement among their students by integrating community engagement into existing courses at Columbia College Chicago.
Up to four proposals (four individuals or two teams of two) will be funded. Proposals from individual faculty may be awarded up to $1,500; proposals from teams of two faculty may receive up to $3,000.
Fellows can use funds to support research, partnership building, experimentation, and the integration of community engagement into existing courses.
The Center for Innovation in Teaching Excellence (CiTE), in partnership with the Center for Community Arts Partnerships (CCAP) is pleased to sponsor the Timothy J Densmore (TJD) Community Engagement Faculty Fellowships to honor the 10+ years that the Television Department’s Timothy J. Densmore developed community engagement curricula and to introduce instructors to the scholarship and transformative potential of community engagement.
- May 22, 2014 (10am - 3pm): Mandatory Fellows Retreat (Please note: We consider the CiTE Fellows Retreat to be an important part of the fellowship experience; thus attendance at the Retreat is required of all Fellows. Failure to participate in the Retreat will result in a significant reduction in the fellowship stipend amount)
- Summer 2014: Course Development period with mandatory scheduled meetings (at least 3)
- September 12, 2014: Completion of course development. It is intended that revised community engagement courses will be offered in spring or fall 2015, contingent upon Departmental and School curriculum committee review and approval.
- Assessment Date: TBA
In addition to revising course materials and assignments to integrate community engagement into an existing course, all Fellows will also be required to:
- Attendance at the Fellows Retreat is mandatory. Failure to attend will result in a reduction of the Fellowship stipend.
- Communicate with CiTE staff and attend scheduled meetings to relay progress of fellowship (at least 3 meetings) during the Fellowship Period
- Compile digital documentation of best community engagement pedagogy and practice
- Present fellowship process and results to Department and/or Academic School
- Serve as community engagement and community engagement resource and CiTE Liaison to home Department
- Submit project assessment
For additional information, please contact Lott Hill (firstname.lastname@example.org). We encourage questions; please don’t hesitate to contact us with any questions or ideas you may have.
The TJD Community Engagement Faculty Fellowship is open to any part-time or full-time Columbia College Chicago faculty member. Proposals must be endorsed by the Department Chair and School Dean, and should be completed in collaboration with a community-based organization in mind to participate in the curriculum development process. Community engagement efforts by teams of faculty which cross specific disciplines, academic schools, or professional fields of study, and/or which include substantial student and community voice in course planning and evaluation, are strongly encouraged. Proposals must be endorsed by the Department Chair and School Dean. All fellows must be available to attend the mandatory Fellows Retreat on May 22, 2014. Please do not apply at this time if you cannot be available on that date.
Application and Submission Information2014 – 2015 Review Cycle
Friday, April 4, 2014: Completed applications due by 5:00pm
Monday, May 5, 2014: Applicants notified
Friday, May 9, 2014: Fellows announced at annual Academic Affairs soirée
Friday, May 16, 2014: Written acceptance of fellowship due
Thursday, May 22, 2014: CiTE Fellows Retreat (Note: We consider the CiTE Fellows Retreat to be an important part of the fellowship experience; thus attendance at the Retreat is required of all Fellows. Failure to participate in the Retreat will result in a significant reduction in the stipend amount.)
CiTE Faculty Fellowships are highly competitive. Please read all instructions carefully.
Incomplete or late applications will not be accepted.
In our ongoing pursuit of environmental sustainability, all CiTE Fellowship applications must be submitted as one complete .PDF document uploaded to the CiTE Fellowships page in Moodle by 5pm on Friday, April 4, 2014. (Information about how to combine multiple .PDF documents into one .PDF document can be found here). Applicants will also be prompted to fill out an online form on Moodle.
How to Apply
- Download the CiTE Fellowship cover sheet and TJD Fellowship Request for Proposals for full application instructions.
- When you are ready to submit your application, go to lms.colum.edu (You can also access Moodle from the Faculty & Staff web page (http://www.colum.edu/faculty_and_staff.php))
- Log-in to Moodle with your OASIS ID# and password.
- Under “Course Categories,” click on Center for Innovation in Teaching Excellence
- Click on CiTE Fellowships
- Find the Fellowship category for which you are applying and follow the instructions provided