The Division offers three different opportunities for faculty members to serve in leadership roles as faculty fellows. These fellowships, described below, are located within the central Division office, the Service-Learning Office, and the ASPiRE Program.
Fellows for Community Engagement
The VCU Provost’s Office Faculty Fellow Program supports faculty members who have an interest in deepening their knowledge and skills in higher education administration and in contributing to the operations of the Provost’s Office. Fellows are appointed for two academic semesters with the potential of extending their appointment for an additional two semesters. Fellows must apply and be accepted for a fellowship extension beyond two semesters.
Fellows selected for a Community Engagement Fellowship will work in the Division of Community Engagement (DCE) to support the community engagement mission of the university. Community engagement fellows may choose to participate in projects related to community-engaged teaching and learning, community-engaged research, and/or community outreach and service initiatives. Community Engagement Fellows report directly to the Vice Provost for Community Engagement, Catherine Howard, Ph.D.
Service-Learning Faculty Fellows
As part of VCU’s Quest for Distinction, funds have been designated for experienced service-learning faculty to participate in the Service-Learning Faculty Fellows Program. This program is designed to:
- cultivate faculty leadership for the civic engagement aspect of the university mission by increasing understanding of current service-learning research literature.
- support faculty development by advancing community-engaged research and the scholarship of teaching and learning, and
- increase departmental and campus support for service-learning and community engagement by developing a cadre of master teachers in service-learning.
ASPiRE Faculty Fellows
The ASPiRE Faculty Fellows Program seeks to enhance the learning environment of ASPiRE by engaging VCU faculty members from a wide variety of academic disciplines in ongoing interactions with ASPiRE students, staff and community partners.