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Leading Through Public Engagement

We are pleased to announce the 2023-24 Public Engagement Faculty Fellows Program is open to full-time faculty (tenure-track and specialized) with their primary appointment in the College of Education. A maximum of four faculty fellows will be selected for the 2023-24 academic year. Learn more about deadlines, expectations, and funding below.

Meet Emily Stone, COE's First Director of Public EngagementFaculty Fellows Program

Public Engagement

Center for Culturally Responsive Evaluation and Assessment

CREA is an international community of scholars/practitioners that exists to promote a culturally responsive stance in all forms of systematic inquiry including evaluation, assessment, policy analysis, applied research, and action research.

Center for Education of Small Urban Communities

The Center for Education in Small Urban Communities serves as a vital resource to local school districts and educators. The center works collaboratively with local education agencies to create sustainable improvement in education.

Champaign Freedom School

CDF Freedom Schools is a culturally enriching program that strengthens academic, civic, and socioemotional skills in a creative and fun way. Children and youth are engaged in learning in a safe environment with caring adult while avoiding summer learning loss with increased reading confidence.

Digital Asia: Bring Asia into the Classroom

Digital Asia uses augmented versions of contemporary documentary films about China, Korea, and Japan as the foundation for an enhanced learning experience for students from the United States and Canada.

Early Intervention Training Program

The Early Intervention Training Program develops a system that is regionalized, responsive, and reflective of best practice in the field of early intervention in Illinois while promoting growth, service, and belonging.

Education Justice Project

EJP is a vibrant community of incarcerated students, educators, formerly incarcerated individuals, and others who are committed to a more just and humane world. EJP provides quality post-secondary education within this community.

Illinois Center for Transition and Work

ICTW provides support to special educators, related services personnel, and administrators by providing state-wide training and technical assistance focused on preparing students with disabilities for the transition from high school to employment with the goal of improving employment outcomes.

Illinois New Teacher Collaborative

The Illinois New Teacher Collaborative envisions a future where new teacher induction is natural and comprehensive, driven by universal commitment to teacher development, student achievement, and school improvement; characterized by research-proven practice.

Military Families Learning Network

The Military Families Learning Network (MFLN) engages military family service providers and Cooperative Extension educators in the exchange of experiences and research to enhance the professional impact and encourage professional growth.

Office for Mathmatics, Science, and Technology Education

MSTE promotes collaboration between widely dispersed academic researchers, K-12 school teachers, administrators, and students at all levels, as well as supportive interactions with a board of experienced advisors.

The Forum on the Future of Public Education

The Forum creates, interprets, and disseminates credible information on key questions facing P-20 education. The Forum pursues original research and facilities collaboration between researchers and policymakers to examine the pressing issues shaping the future of public education.

University Primary School

University Primary School (Uni Primary) is a PreK-5th grade Reggio Emilia inspired lab school where children from the University and greater CU Community are engaged in creative, challenging, and meaningful curricular inquiries alongside Common Core Standards.

University Writing Program

Through the combined impact of the UIWP Summer Institute, continuity programs, professional development, and community outreach, the University Writing Program provides resources and support for teacher-centered professional development in the teaching of writing.

Youth Literature Festival

The Youth Literature Festival places literature and all the arts at the heart of youths' lives by bringing together nationally known authors, illustrators, poets, and storytellers to share their stories, craft, and enthusiasm for books with children and teens.

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