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Community Engaged Teaching Fellowship

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The Community Engaged Teaching Fellowship—formerly the Faculty Fellows program—provides a community of practice to instructors wishing to incorporate community-engaged learning (CEL) into their courses.

Faculty Fellows

Often called “service learning,” these courses combine learning goals and community service to enhance both student growth and the common good. At Stanford, these are referred to as Cardinal Courses.

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Program Goals

  • Establish a cohort of early-career and experienced instructors interested in using CEL in their teaching
  • Increase the number of Cardinal Courses
  • Enhance course content through consultation with CEL experts
  • Introduce instructors to potential community partners
  • Provide a space for facilitated discussions, including:
    • Designing courses
    • Preparing students for ethical and effective community engagement
    • Building reciprocal community partner relationships
    • Assessing student learning and course outcomes


All faculty, lecturers, academic staff are eligible to apply.

Fellowship Requirements

  • Participate in monthly, two-hour, in-person meetings from January to June
  • Conceptualize, develop, redesign, and/or teach a Cardinal Course
  • Contribute to the field of community-engaged scholarship through a presentation about the fellowship experience


Fellows who complete the program will receive $2,000 to offset expenses associated with course development or CEL-related professional development. Previous Fellows have used this funding for conference attendance, materials, subscriptions, student assistants, and/or partner honoraria. In addition to the $2,000 stipend, Fellows are eligible to apply for a Cardinal Course grant of up to $4,000.

Key dates

  • Applications due: Early November 2024
  • Acceptance notifications: Late November 2024
  • Orientation and welcome happy hour: Week 3 of winter quarter (date/time TBD)
  • Fellowship meetings: two-hour monthly meetings January to June. Dates/times to be finalized by participating Fellows
  • Individual consultations provided on an ongoing basis

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For more information about the Community Engaged Teaching Fellowship, please contact Jorge De Luna.