Call for Graduate Student Fellows
2024 Cycle Carnegie Elective Classification for Community Engagement
Deadline for submission: February 21, 2023
Training and Consultations: TBD in April and May 12, 2023 (3:00 pm-5:00 pm EST)
Starting in the 2024 cycle, the Carnegie Elective Classifications will pilot a peer review process for the Community Engagement Classification. The goal of moving to a peer review process is to make the elective classification of and by the field and increase the diversity of reviewers who both understand and represent the broader landscape of higher education institutions and community engagement.
As part of the first peer review process of the Carnegie Elective Classification for Community Engagement, four (4) graduate student fellows will be selected to support three peer reviewer teams during the first phase of reviews. Teams of three (3) individuals will review 7-10 applications. Graduate student fellows will schedule group review meeting(s), draft minutes for review meetings, review and edit feedback documentation reports, and participate in the discussion of applications. This professional development experience is intended to build graduate fellows’ networks, capacity for assisting with a community engagement application in the future, capacity to be a peer reviewer in future cycles, and increase exposure to practices of community-engaged scholarship, community-engaged teaching and service-learning pedagogies.
The Elective Classifications Office will select and train graduate students from diverse backgrounds, experiences, and institutions. Graduate students will have the choice to be compensated $1200 or have the equivalent be applied towards attending a conference related to community-engaged teaching and scholarship in academic year 2023-2024.
Please fill out the application below to be considered to be a Graduate Student Fellow for the 2024 Community Engagement Elective Classification cycle. Please read the entire call for Graduate Student Fellows before applying.
Graduate Student Fellows will be trained in holistic review practices and approaches, reviewer documentation, and expectations for supporting reviewer teams. Four (4) Graduate Student Fellows will be selected and will represent a diversity of backgrounds and experiences.
Eligibility Criteria for Graduate Student Fellows:
- Currently enrolled in a masters or doctoral program that supports training in community-engaged scholarship and/or community-engaged teaching and/or service-learning pedagogies
- Have relevant experience in community-engaged scholarship, community-engaged teaching and/or service-learning pedagogies, and/or community-engaged service/coursework.
- Have earned a bachelor’s degree in any field
- Desire to pursue a career as a community engagement professional at a postsecondary institution (faculty or staff) or community organization
- Interested candidates from all levels of experience with community-engaged scholarship, community-engaged teaching and/or service-learning pedagogies, and/or community-engaged service are encouraged to apply.
- Interested candidates who are BIPOC are strongly encouraged to apply.
- Interested candidates who are employed at a community college or Minority Serving Institution are strongly encouraged to apply.
- Interested candidates who are Spanish-literate are strongly encouraged to apply.
Interested applicants should fill out an application form by February 21, 2023. Please direct questions to firstname.lastname@example.org.