Faculty Academy for Engaged Scholarship seeks proposals

Five faculty fellows to be selected for 2018-19 cohort

Faculty Academy fellow Susan Russell gives a speech on impact. Credit: Penn StateCreative Commons

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — The Student Engagement Network is seeking proposals for a new cohort of faculty fellows who wish to spend a portion of their time during the 2018-19 academic year developing scholarship, creative accomplishment, and/or programming involving engaged scholarship.

The Faculty Academy, which accepts proposals annually, is intended to deepen the University-wide discourse, practice, and recognition of engaged scholarship at Penn State.

This year, five faculty fellows will be selected to serve a one-year appointment to focus on developing models of engagement in courses and fieldwork. 

Selection will be based on: quality and relevance of past engaged scholarship activities; desire to deepen the campus-wide discourse, practice, and recognition of engaged scholarship at Penn State; quality and relevance of proposal for future engaged scholarship activities; capacity to disseminate information about the project to broader campus community; and capacity to contribute as a campus leader or mentor in engaged scholarship.

The Student Engagement Network is the evolution of Penn State’s Engaged Scholarship Council, a group that consisted of faculty, staff, and students from across the University to advance engaged teaching, research, and service at Penn State. In its current form, the Student Engagement Network will work to enhance curricular and co-curricular opportunities for Penn State undergraduate students through student engagement, engaged scholarship, and community partnerships.

To apply, visit The deadline to submit an application is Sunday, Feb. 18. A detailed description of the Faculty Academy, as well as additional information about the application process, can be found at

The Student Engagement Network is a joint initiative between Undergraduate EducationStudent Affairs, and Outreach and Online Education. The mission of the Student Engagement Network is to advance the power of participation by connecting students with experiences that empower them to make a positive impact as citizens and leaders of the world.

For more information about the Student Engagement Network, visit or email

Last Updated January 24, 2018