Programs and Services for Faculty

Below you will find opportunities sponsored by the Center for Civic Engagement for Faculty at Binghamton University. If you have any questions regarding an opportunity, or you would like more information, reach us by email at and we will get back to you. 

For more opportunities, explore our Faculty Newsletter.

2015-16 Faculty Academic Support Initiative

Engaged Fellows Program and Teaching Enrichment Grants


 2015-16 Engaged Fellows for Teaching Excellence

Meet the 2015-16 Engaged Fellows
The Engaged Fellows for Teaching Excellence program supports faculty in the design and implementation of effective community-engaged teaching. Four to eight Fellows will meet monthly to discern how community-based research or service-learning courses could support their teaching and research goals. Interactive sessions will assist in fine-tuning theoretical frameworks, networking with like-minded faculty, and exploring best practices for community engagement. This program is open to instructors of every rank and discipline.
Fellows will meet monthly from August 2015 to May 2016. Each participant will receive a stipend ranging from $1,200 to $3,000 (depending on their proposed scope of work). A one-hour orientation session will take place the week of May 18, 2015.

Possible outcomes:

  • Craft a syllabus for a new service-learning course
  • Connect with local organizations, agencies, or businesses to enhance student learning in a current course
  • Create a new or refined research project design that responds to a community need
  • Access best practices, theory, assessments, and other resources for community engagement
  • Develop courses eligible for course designation and teaching enrichment grants
  • Participate in a reflective and interdisciplinary learning community

To be eligible, faculty must demonstrate departmental approval prior to enrollment (email or letter). Some preference will be given to those who develop projects with local school districts (though direct K-12 student service is not required). This program is open to those new to community-engaged pedagogy, as well as those with previous experience.

Meet the 2015-16 Engaged Fellows

Contact Jessica Arends to learn more or schedule a pre-application consultation: or (607)777-2875

Teaching Enrichment Grants - Application Now Open

2015-16 Faculty Academic Support Initiative

Faculty with designated CEL or ASL courses are eligible for up to $500 to support community-based courses. These funds are to help curb out-of-pocket expenses that enrich student community engagement such as community speaker honorarium, voice recorders, event supplies, transportation fees, etc. Allocated funds will be distributed after the submission of receipts by the instructor. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. Contact Jessica Arends for more information.

Apply for Mini Grant

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Presentations & Meetings About ASL & CEL Course Designation

By Appointment

The University has recently begun the process of designating Academic Service-Learning and Community-Engaged Learning Courses in the BANNER system. However, in order for courses to be designated, faculty must fill out an application form. Information submitted through the application form will be reviewed by a committee of faculty members who will provide suggestions and recommendations (if necessary) on how to ensure the course passes the designation process. If departments and/or individual faculty members would like someone to walk them through the application process, please contact Dr. Jessica Arends to set up a time to meet.

One-on-one Assistance with Project and Course Development

By Appointment

Location: UU 137

Faculty are encouraged to come and speak with CCE Staff about their community engagement efforts. 

Wondering how to incorporate a community component into your course? Not sure how to construct a syllabus for your Service-Learning class? Interested in engaging with the community is some way but not sure how to start? Need a sounding board to help you explore/develop a project in the community? The CCE's Faculty Engagement Associate, Dr. Jessica Arends is available to meet with you. Send her an email to set up a meeting time.

Contact: Dr. Jessica Arends

Past Faculty Events & Programs

CCE Roundtable Luncheons

The Center for Civic Engagement is continuing to host informal luncheons to provide a venue for faculty to discuss their teaching and research with colleagues from across campus to identify potential common areas of interest or points of synergy. 

Previous Roundtable Discussions:

Difficult Discussions

Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2014
Time: 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Location: IASH Conference Room in the Library

This roundtable explored how we as instructors address difficult or controversial topics in the classroom. Possible topics include current events, race, class, poverty, privilege or any other potentially sensitive issue that could arise in the classroom, be it part of the planned curriculum or unplanned. Facilitated by Faculty Engagement Associate Jessica Arends, this roundtable was open to instructors from all disciplines and was especially relevant for those teaching or planning to teach discussion-based or community-engaged courses.

Fall 2014 Faculty Roundtable Schedule

Last Updated: 7/31/15