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Faculty and Staff Programs

Funding and awards opportunities support faculty  in the creation of new community-engaged courses, research, and internship opportunities, as well as the further development and curricular integration of current community-engaged teaching and research initiatives.

The Faculty Fellows Program is a year-long faculty cohort program designed to significantly enhance the capacity of Cornell faculty to conduct courses and develop research projects which directly engage the university with the community.

The Faculty Institute on Community Engaged Learning and Teaching (CELT), co-presented by the Center for Teaching Excellence, is a two-day spring retreat where faculty participants use readings and facilitated discussions to transforming courses through engaged learning and civic engagement.

The Community Engagement Staff Institute (CESI) is a professional development opportunity for staff who support community engagement at Cornell. This one-day institute seeks to further build the capacity and network of these staff members.

The Speaker Series — a collaboration among the Public Service Center, the Office of Engagement Initiatives, and the Office of Academic Diversity Initiatives — advances the Cornell community’s knowledge, skills, and understanding of community-engaged learning and research.

Request Services

Faculty consultations: Are you interested in starting a community-engaged course or research project, establishing a community partnership, or learning about reflection and evaluation tools? Request a consultation.

Workshops: Office of Engagement Initiatives staff can lead a workshop — or train you to lead one – on a variety of topics, including facilitating discussion or reflection, exploring best practices, “how-tos” for engagement or reflection, or pre-departure preparation or post-experience workshops for engaged trips.

See Also

Navigate, a website designed to help Cornell faculty and staff handle the operational complexities of off-campus research, instruction, and engagement.