Eligibility & Expectations


The Community-Engaged Teaching Scholars program is open to all UVA faculty (tenure-eligible, tenured, and general faculty). UVA faculty who can commit to participating fully in all program activities listed below are encouraged to apply.



Those who will thrive in this initiative are interested in ethically responsible community-engaged teaching and learning that advances the five principles of equity-based, community-engaged teaching defined by UVA’s Equity Center: 1) co-production; 2) responsibility; 3) equity; 4) authentic partnership; 5) mutuality.

Core Program Activities

  • Developing and teaching one new community-engaged course or substantially redesigning an existing course taught in a traditional classroom format to incorporate community-engaged elements. It is expected that this course will be taught at least three times over five years.
  • Attending an online course design experience (June 7-10, 2021), facilitated by Andy Kaufman and Kate Stephenson.
  • Participating in small, structured learning community meetings throughout the academic year.


Financial Support

As a Community-Engaged Teaching Scholar, you can apply for up to $8,000 of discretionary funding from the CTE for course expenses, related professional development opportunities, or summer salary (9-month instructors ONLY). Access to this funding is contingent upon full program participation. Of the $8,000 amount, $4,000 may be applied to the first iteration of the course, and $2,000 to each of the two subsequent iterations.


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