The KsCC Engaged Faculty Fellows program is a year-long learning community experience. Selected individuals will serve a one-year term as part of a cohort of up to three faculty members. The program serves as a faculty professional development model to support the integration of service-learning and community engagement into the three components of faculty development: teaching, research, and service.
The overall goals of the program include:
- Supporting faculty in the practice of the scholarship of engagement;
- Building a strong and productive social and intellectual network of like-minded scholars in Kansas.
Each year, there is a specific topic on which the Fellows will focus their collaborative research.For 2012-2013, the topic is: What are the most effective promotion, recognition, and tenure strategies and structures for rewarding faculty for service-learning and community engagement.
KsCC Engaged Faculty Fellows will:
- Research: The Fellows will work as a team to develop a research project to enhance and advance the field of service-learning and community engagement related to the annual theme. The outcome of this research will be a publishable paper for one of several possible peer-reviewed publications, assisted by KsCC.
- Teach: Each Fellow will develop (or modify) and teach at least one new course using engaged pedagogy within the program period at your respective institution during the 2012-2013 term (fall, spring, summer, or inter-session). The syllabus and an evaluation of the course will be shared throughout the KsCC network and may provide additional avenues for publishable material.
- Service: Each Fellow will serve as a champion on their campus for the advancement of engaged research and teaching. While this may take various forms depending on the culture of the individual institution, each Fellow will be a proactive voice for service-learning and engagement among other interested faculty.
Each KsCC Engaged Faculty Fellow will be awarded a $6,000 grant from KsCC to apply toward their own teaching and research endeavors.
Download the application here. Nominations will open for the 2013-2014 class in May 2013.
Timeline for application:
Proposals Due: June 5, 2013 (5:00 p.m. CST)
Award Notification: June 24, 2013
Grant Period Begins: August 1, 2013
Grant Period Ends: July 31, 2014
2012-2013 Engaged Faculty Fellows
Dr. Vibhavari Jani
Associate Professor of Interior Architecture and Product Design
Kansas State University
Dr. Cheryl Rude
Associate Professor of Leadership Studies
Dr. Dustin Wilgers
Assistant Professor of Biology
2011-2012 Engaged Faculty Fellows
Dr. Allan Ayella, McPherson College (Biology)
Dr. Becki Bowman, McPherson College (Communication)
Ms. Kathy Decker, Hutchinson Community College (Business)
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