Faculty and Staff Development Programs

The Center for Community-Based Learning (CCBL) offers several programs to assist UNF faculty and staff plan, implement and assess CBTL courses, programs and activities. 

Support programs available through CCBL:

 
The purpose of this initiative is to advance the institutionalization of Community-Based Transformational Learning (CBTL) at the University of North Florida and to affirm the university's public responsibility by integrating community engagement into the programmatic and curricular features of academic departments. Through this initiative, the CCBL seeks to establish “community engaged departments” throughout the University. Only departments selected to participate in the Engaged Department Institute are eligible for grant funding to support departmental curricular integration of various approaches to CBTL. 

 

Community Engagement Conference Travel Award Program

The Community Engagement Conference Travel Award Program supports the community engagement scholarship and professional development of UNF faculty members. Faculty members may apply for travel funds to disseminate community engagement scholarship (e.g., presentations/workshops, papers, and posters at professional conferences that primarily focus on community engagement).

 
The Community Scholars Program is a professional Community of Practice designed to support UNF faculty members and student affairs professionals in the practice of CBTL activities, enhance practitioners’ knowledge of and expertise in CBTL and develop strategies to infuse CBTL forms of learning throughout the University. 

 

The Engagement Scholarship Program is a multidisciplinary, professional community of practice focusing on the scholarship of engagement and concentrating on two specific categories of the scholarship of engagement: (1) Community-Based Research and (2) the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning relating to community-based pedagogy.

 

The University of North Florida partnered with Florida Campus Compact and Learn and Serve America to support the integration of service-Learning into courses that focus on STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) disciplinary issues. The STEM Service-Learning Fellows program supported faculty in the redesign and implementation of service-learning courses which aligns with the University’s goal of integrating CBTL throughout its curriculum.