Civic Faculty Fellows

Request for Proposal (RFP)

Program Description

Salt Lake Community College is an engaged campus. Our commitment to engagement is central to our mission, vision, and values. Community Engagement is an educational strategy: a way to advance the institutional goals of improving transfer preparation, increasing student completion, and achieving equity in student participation and completion. It is also a way to serve our community and deal with pressing social issues.

The Community-Engaged Learning Designation (CELD) program supports faculty and departments who engage in high-impact pedagogies such as community-engaged learning. The CELD program also functions on an larger level to create engaged departments/programs. The faculty fellows program is open to faculty who seek to make civic learning routine within their discipline and increase mutually beneficial community engagement.

The goals of the CELD civic faculty fellows program are to:

  • Engage and retain students by supporting faculty and departments in their commitment to offer high-impact practices.
  • Provide funding to faculty who want to increase community and civic engagement efforts in their department and/or across the college.
  • Support faculty and departments with professional development opportunities and funding.
  • Support mutually beneficial and sustainable college-community partnerships.


Eligible Applicants

  • The CELD program is open to individual full-time members in all departments/programs. Up to two faculty members may submit a collaborative proposal. There is no limit to the number of faculty that may assist on each proposal (as non-fellows)

Supported projects

  • Each fellow is awarded up to $2,000, conditional upon the size and scope of the project. The duration for each award is one year.