The Sundborg Center for Community Engagement offers funding for faculty and departments to develop or deepen their community engaged pedagogy, connect with other engaged faculty across campus and develop authentic relationships with community partners.
The Community Engaged Learning Faculty Fellowship program is a year-long professional development opportunity in which fellows are supported to integrate a community engaged component into an existing course. Fellows participate in a three-day Summer Intensive on the theory and practice of CEL in early September and meet regularly throughout the year to support each other in the process of revising and teaching their course. Fellows also receive a stipend and individualized support from the program’s faculty director and CCE staff.
Applications open during the spring quarter. Faculty new to community engaged learning as well as experienced practitioners are welcome. The Community Engaged Learning Faculty Fellows Program is open to all faculty, tenure track and non-tenure track.
As part of Seattle University’s effort to reimage and revise our curriculum, the Sundborg Center for Community Engagement invites academic departments and their community partners to apply for mini grants of up to $10,000 to develop a sustainable commitment to community engaged learning within the department’s curriculum. CCE recognizes that many institutional pressures, coupled with a lack of department-level infrastructure, present a challenge to fostering long-term, reciprocal academic department-community partnerships that are driven by community-identified priorities. Therefore, the aim of this grant is to support faculty and staff experts to develop community partnerships and revise their curricula to make community engaged learning an essential part of their students’ education. This funding is made possible through the generosity of an individual donor to CCE.
The annual funding cycle runs from July 1 to July 1 with the application process occurring in the spring quarter. To learn more about these department grants, email Cecilia Morales.