Community Advancement Through Reciprocal Educational Experiences Fellowship Program
Fellowship Program Overview
More students than ever are searching for ways to positively impact the world and their communities. The Community-Engaged Teaching and Learning Fellowship Program is a 1.5 year-long faculty development program that provides an opportunity for 3 faculty members to integrate Community-Engaged Teaching and Learning practices into their teaching, research, and public service. This Fellowship Program–which includes a $5000 bursary for course development or professional educational development–aims to elevate and support Community-Engaged Teaching and Learning at Texas A&M University. It is designed to support faculty as they form and sustain collaborative local community partnerships to provide real-world transformative learning experiences for their students.
Here at the Texas A&M University Center for Teaching Excellence, we define Community-Engaged Teaching and Learning as mutually beneficial partnerships between University instructors, their students, and community stakeholders. These strategic community-oriented teaching approaches foster authentic real-world learning, civic engagement, and selfless service which are key to collaborative and impactful educational experiences.
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Community-Engaged Teaching and Learning approaches can help facilitate high-impact student learning in ways that support communities. Through carefully selected and maintained community partnerships–which connect students who want to make a difference in the world with opportunities to be a part of that change–students can engage in meaningful real-world academic and professional learning experiences. Community-Engaged Teaching and Learning approaches aligned with TAMU Undergraduate Learning Outcomes can have the potential of exposing students to real-world learning and experiences.
As a land-grant institution, Texas A&M University is already part of many efforts to support and enrich the lives of the people of Texas, especially in local communities. The Community-Engaged Teaching and Learning Fellows Program aims to provide seed money to support University instructors who either have designed or want to begin designing project-based learning opportunities that benefit these local communities.