Funds for Community-Engaged Teaching

What are Community-Engaged Teaching Funds?

For the 2021-2022 academic year, CCESL is combining multiple funding opportunities into a single, universal application. These funds support:

  • community-engaged class projects,
  • the development of community-engaged courses,
  • institutional capacity building (e.g., bringing together instructors who teach similar courses to develop collaborative ideas for community-engaged activities),
  • Community-Engaged Student Assistants,
  • and professional development (e.g., scholarship of teaching and learning for community-engaged teaching).

This funding mechanism is designed to support instructors to be innovative in developing and promoting their community-engaged teaching. For the 2021-2022 academic year thanks to a grant from the Arthur Vining Davis Foundation, CCESL has additional funding available to support courses that respond to one or more of the DU Grand Challenges issues areas. The DUGC theme, “Thriving Communities,” encompasses three issue area: improving daily living, increasing economic opportunities, and advancing deliberation and action for the public good.

Appointed faculty, adjunct faculty, postdoctoral and graduate student instructors may apply. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.

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