Grant for community-engaged courses (CECs)
The EX[L] Center at UA is pleased to be able to offer small grants (up to $500 each) to support UA courses that incorporate community engagement through community-based research and/or service-learning.
For an instructor to receive funding, the course must include all enrolled students in some form of engagement with local or regional community partners (Akron and Northeast Ohio). Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis each semester and projects are funded until funds are depleted.
Faculty-driven initiatives (FDIs)
At The University of Akron, experiential learning has a long, strong history. In an effort to encourage and support this strength, and to expand the opportunities for students, the EX[L] Center supports a number of faculty-led proposals each year.
These are innovative ideas that challenge barriers faculty face in creating successful hands-on, team-based, problem-centered learning.
Projects that align teaching powerfully with faculty research have been particularly successful.
Examples of previously funded FDIs are available on request. As a faculty-led program, we are inviting all tenured, tenure track (TT), and non-tenure track (NTT) faculty to apply.