The new 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 three faculty fellows will be selected for the 2022-2023 academic year. All faculty at the assistant professor level (tenure-track, specialized, etc.) are especially encouraged to apply.
Public Engagement Fellows will play an important role in helping the College of Education delineate values and definitions for publicly-engaged research, outline indicators and metrics for publicly engaged scholars in the tenure process, and engage their communities in ways consistent with the values framework defined by the committee of Fellows and Office of Public Engagement staff.
Fellows will work collaboratively at the college level, but successful candidates are also expected to have their own community-engaged research projects with an educational community partner. Educational community partners include schools, educational nonprofits, after school programs, summer camps, and community colleges located in Illinois. The College is pleased to offer modest grants of $6,500 to support fellows' community-engaged research work. Projects will serve as case studies to inform the values framework, definitions, and metrics.