Faculty Resources

Supporting student success through community engagement   

  • Course Support Grants fund community-based components in a class. These grants can support guest speakers, field trips, supplies, and more. The Bonner Center for Civic Engagement (CCE) staff is also available to consult with faculty about their community-based learning courses or to visit your class to share resources for community-based learning students.
  • The Civic Fellowship Program provides students the opportunity to combine disciplinary and civic learning through off-campus internships under the guidance of a faculty or qualified staff mentor.
  • Students seeking to connect their academic learning to regional service opportunities are encouraged to begin by exploring our issue area pages or visiting our office in Tyler Haynes Commons for Drop-In Advising Hours, 2-4 p.m., Monday-Thursday.

Supporting faculty success with community engagement

Supporting departmental and program success with community engagement

  • The CCE is available to provide letters that discuss a candidate’s community-based teaching and service, as relevant to tenure and promotion as well as external teaching awards.
  • The CCE can assist departments in soliciting supplemental review letters from community partners that evaluate a candidate’s community-engaged scholarship.
  • The CCE can provide longitudinal data highlighting the multiple ways community engagement has been supported by a department or program, as relevant to external reviews and other departmental discussions. Such data is especially useful to departments and programs seeking to intentionally incorporate community engagement into their curriculum and goals.
  • Valuing Community Engagement Throughout the Faculty Recruitment Process is a guide for search committees. CCE staff are also available to meet with candidates during the interview process in order to discuss the ways the University of Richmond can support community-engaged teaching and scholarship.
  • Community-Engaged Faculty Activity: Resource for Department Chairs provides important and updated information about community engagement in higher education for department chairs and other academic leaders who seek to support community-engaged scholars and teachers.