Center for Civic Engagement

Community Engagement Faculty Fellows Program

This program is built on efforts to promote student achievement and success by expanding the opportunities for WSU students to engage in a known high impact practiceservice learning.

For the 2017 cohort, faculty representing four campuses and five colleges have been selected. Learn more about this program and the current cohort below. Click here to read the selection announcement.

This program is funded by a WSU Seed Grant for Student Success through the Office of the Provost.

2017 Faculty Cohort

Michael Berger

School of the Environment & School of Biological Sciences
College of Arts & Sciences
Vancouver Campus

Deborah Christel

Department of Apparel, Merchandising, Design & Textiles
Pullman Campus

Samantha Gizerian

Department of Integrative Physiology & Neuroscience
College of Veterinary Medicine
Pullman Campus

Cassandra Gulam

Department of Foreign Languages & Cultures
College of Arts & Sciences
Vancouver Campus

Molly Kelton

Department of Teaching & Learning
College of Education
Pullman Campus

John Lupinacci

Department of Teaching & Learning
College of Education
Pullman Campus

Sammy Perone

Department of Human Development
Pullman Campus

Janet M Peters

Department of Psychology
College of Arts & Sciences
Tri-Cities Campus

Barbara Richardson

Interprofessional Education & Research
College of Nursing, Pharmacy, & Medicine
Spokane Campus

Program Overview

Click through the sections below to learn more about the Community Engagement Faculty Fellows program.

  • Goals

    Currently, community engagement is established or emerging at every WSU campus. Faculty fellows will commit to developing and offering at least one academic course with a community engagement component before the end of the grant cycle in 2018.

    The program will:

    • Establish a ‘community of practice’ for engaged scholarship with emphasis on community engaged learning
    • Develop and provide more curriculum-based opportunities for students to participate in service learning and community engagement
    • Address public issues and community-identified needs through authentic collaboration with community partners

  • Timeline

    • November 18, 2016: Applications due
    • December 15, 2016: Announcement of Faculty Fellows selected
    • January 2017 – June 2018: Faculty Fellows must be available to meet commitments
    • Spring 2017: Required Sessions – four seminars (dates to be determined upon the selection of participants) Everett, Global, Spokane, Tri-Cities, and Vancouver campus faculty may access seminars via AMS
    • May 2017: Required participation in the WSU-UI Campus Community Forum in Pullman, Washington

  • Requirements

    Any faculty member (tenured, tenure track, clinical) involved in undergraduate teaching on any WSU campus may apply. Faculty participants will receive stipend of $1250 and be eligible for an additional $500 for course development and/or project dissemination.

    To apply for this program, you will need to provide the following information and documents:

    • Completion of the online application by Friday, November 18, 2016.
    • Your spring 2017 schedule
    • Service learning course syllabus (if applicable)
    • Curriculum vitae (CV)
    • Department Chair/Director and Fiscal Manager contact information
    • Acceptance of the Center for Civic Engagement Faculty Fellows Program 2016-18 Faculty Agreement

    All information and documents should be provided through the online application.

  • Selection Process

    A selection committee comprised of members of the CCE advisory council and CCE staff will review applications for clarity of proposal, identification and justification of a specific course for development, and commitment to campus-community engagement and the student experience.

    Faculty proposals to develop a new service learning course (i.e. an existing course that does not currently incorporate community engagement) will be given priority. Diversity of disciplines in the cohort will also be considered.

  • Expectations

    Faculty participants will be expected to:

    • Actively participate in all four required seminars in Spring 2017 (dates to be determined upon the selection of participants). Topics will include principles and practice of service learning, scholarship of engagement, community partnerships, and outcomes and impacts of engagement.
    • Attend and participate in the WSU-UI Campus Community Forum, May 2017
    • Design and implement a new service learning course, or significantly modify an existing service learning course in academic year 2017-2018.
    • Incorporate course assessment strategies, including the CCE Student Survey
    • Disseminate results via presentation or scholarship on engagement by June 2018

  • Questions

    If you have further questions, contact Melanie Brown, CCE Director, at 509-335-5401 or