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:



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). 


Community Engagement Participant Summit 

Annually, the Center for Community-Based Learning hosts a Community Engagement Participant Summit designed to bring students, faculty, staff and community members together to share knowledge, goals, and visions for community engagement. Together participants explore opportunities to broaden cross-campus collaboration, deepen engagement and strengthen collective impact.


The Community Engagement Research (CER) Faculty Fellowship provides opportunities for faculty members to engage in research that measures the impact of Community-Based Transformational Learning (CBTL) and Community Engagement on  students, faculty and the community (partnerships). Such research is critical to informing the broader institution on the value added of Community Engagement to our university and the northeast Florida region


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.