Loyola University Chicago

Center for Experiential Learning

Community-Engaged Scholars Faculty Fellows Program


The Community-Engaged Scholars Faculty Fellows Program is a cohort-based faculty fellowship program for full-time faculty instructors (NTT, tenure-track, and tenured faculty members) at Loyola University Chicago, facilitated by the Center for Experiential Learning (CEL).

Purpose: The intent of this faculty development program is to create a community of scholars who will
develop, build upon, or produce Community-Engaged Scholarship (CES), specifically through the
following program goals:

  • Develop faculty capacity for community-engaged teaching, learning and scholarship
    through a community-engaged scholarly individual project (may include current
    research agenda)
  • Facilitate a supportive faculty community around community-engaged scholarship
  • Coordinate faculty peer feedback on the community-engaged scholarly project
  • Complete, disseminate, and submit the community-engaged scholarly project
    for publication

Criteria: Faculty members are nominated for this fellowship award by the Center for Experiential Learning team in summer 2019, based on the faculty member’s interest in, demonstrated commitment to, and pursuit toward community-engaged teaching, learning, and research. Once accepted, faculty members will serve as Community-Engaged Scholars (CES) Faculty Fellows for two years with the Center for Experiential Learning under the Office of the Provost. Each recipient will be awarded access to a total of $1,000.00 over a two-year period ($500 per year) for conference travel and/or supplies regarding their community-engaged scholarly project.

2019 - 2021 Faculty Fellows:

Meet the current cohort of Community-Engaged Faculty Fellows and read about what they're doing here.