CBU’s Center for Community Engagement (CCE) invites proposals for $1,000 Community-Engaged Learning Course Development grants from CBU faculty, staff, and adjunct instructors who teach undergraduate, graduate, and/or professional students. The CCE seeks to award up to five grants for a two-year cycle across the 2021-2022 and 2022-2023 academic years. This timeline allows faculty to either integrate CEL components into an existing course on the 2021-2022 course schedule OR develop a course not yet confirmed for the 2022-2023 academic year.

The grant aims to encourage the development of new or existing Community-Engaged Learning (CEL) courses (also commonly termed “service-learning”) that integrate community-engaged service components in the curriculum. Those who have previously received a CEL Course Development Award may apply again if developing a new CEL course or CEL course component and partnership for an existing CEL course.

*Priority will be given to applicants who plan to partner with agencies in Orange Mound and Binghampton. The CCE also seeks representation in awardees from across the schools and professional studies programs.

To apply by the deadline of June 15, please read this overview of CEL and expectations for the grant AND complete the application form HERE.

In advance of the application deadline, the CCE is hosting a series of virtual conversations that serve to introduce CEL, its best practices, and inspiring models. Open to applicants and faculty/staff interested in learning more about CEL pedagogy, these intimate sessions will allow participants to ask specific questions, discuss best practices, and explore models. Check the Events calendar for dates and times.