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.
  • Ongoing and one-time volunteer opportunities are posted in Spiders Engage for students seeking to connect their academic learning to regional service opportunities.

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.

Meeting our team

We are eager to connect with and support community-engaged faculty. Please reach out to a member of the CCE's Faculty Engagement Team with any questions.

Terry Dolson, Senior Associate Director, Community-Engaged Learning
Dr. Derek Miller, Assistant Director, Community Relationships and Community-Engaged Learning
Dr. Sarah Adams, Assistant Director, Community-Engaged Learning