Through the Civic Engagement Faculty Fellows program, the Office of Civic Engagement prepares Rutgers-Camden faculty members to design and implement high quality Engaged Civic Learning (ECL) courses. The core of the progra is a two-day institute in which Fellows learn about the pedagogy of engagement and begin designing or redesigning courses. Two follow-up sessions are conducted in the spring semester to review syllabi and plan for implementation.

The program is open to faculty in all career tracks, including tenure track, academic professionals, outreach faculty, clinical faculty, and more. Participation is encouraged by all faculty members, from those with little or no prior experience in engaged civic learning to those with experience who may want to take a leadership role in advancing civic engagement initiatives on campus.

Two cohorts of Faculty Fellows have completed the program and have offered engaged civic learning courses across numerous disciplines in all of the schools on campus.

A third cohort occurred in January 2014.

The Office of Civic Engagement offers a number of services to support faculty in their efforts to engage communities through teaching, research, and service activities. Our staff assists faculty in the development, implementation, and assessment of engaged civic teaching and research and provides opportunities for recognition of these efforts through ECL course designation, conference participation and publication, and through the annual Chancellor’s Awards for Civic Engagement.

The Engaged Civic Learning Course Design Workbook, a resource developed by the Office of Civic Engagement for Faculty Fellows training, is available as part of the AAC&U’s Liberal Education and America’s Promise Campus Toolkit. Download a copy.  


To Apply

Apply for the 2014 Faculty Fellows cohort.

For more information on the Civic Engagement Faculty Fellows program, contact Tom Dahan, Program Coordinator for Academic Civic Engagement, tom.dahan@camden.rutgers.edu.