UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Penn State faculty and staff are invited to apply to the Student Engagement Network Engagement Academy, which supports collaboration and research efforts for those advancing student engagement at Penn State.
Faculty and staff can apply for either a one-year posting as academy fellows or a two-year position as an academy scholar. The application for fellows can be found here at InfoReady. A separate application is available here for aspiring scholars. The deadline to apply is March 28.
Since 2017, the Engagement Academy has provided funding, resources and mentoring to faculty and staff who wish to provide meaningful student engagement opportunities and/or develop a research agenda for student engagement at Penn State that can be broadly distributed.
The program was revamped in fall 2020, changing its name from Faculty Academy to Engagement Academy to better reflect the diversity of work in student engagement across the University, said Hailley Fargo, student engagement coordinator with University Libraries.
“Engagement activity and research can look like a lot of different things, in different positions and in different locations,” Fargo said. “We know that a lot of people do student engagement work across the University.”
Fargo was co-lead of the relaunch team along with Tom Hogan, professor of practice in human resource management in the College of the Liberal Arts. Both are current academy scholars and Fargo is also a previous academy fellow.