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Fellowships

Civic Engagement Fellows: Faculty/Staff

The Center for Civic Engagement launched the Civic Engagement Fellowship in 2022. These Fellowships support Illinois State University’s efforts to enact our core value of civic engagement by preparing students for lives of engaged citizenship, with the disposition and skills to consider multiple perspectives and to act as ethical leaders who will craft, promote, and further positive goals for social transformation. Illinois State seeks to integrate civic education across the student experience to uphold the University’s public purpose to create opportunities that promote full participation in a just, equitable, and democratic society.

2022 Fellows

  • Dr. Meghan Leonard, Department of Politics and Government
  • Dr. Joseph Zompetti, School of Communication

2023 Fellow

  • Dr. Tom Buller, Department of Philosophy

Eligibility

  • Employment status as a tenured or tenure-track faculty, non-tenure-track faculty, administrative professional exempt, or civil service exempt
  • Supervisor approval and clearance from Human Resources

Expectations

Civic Engagement Fellows will be expected to:

  • present at Illinois State University’s Civic Engagement Day in April
  • encouraged to submit a proposal to the Civic Learning and Democratic Engagement national conference sponsored by the American Association of State Colleges and Universities and National Association of Student Personnel Administrators
  • encouraged to write an article(s) or blog post(s) about their experience, results, or findings.

Fellowships will run from February 1, 2023, to December 31, 2023. Compensation is $4,500 awarded in monthly installments as additional pay.

Application and Selection

Applications are closed. Applications will open for the 2024 fellow in late fall.


Civic Engagement Fellow: Undergraduate Student

The Student Civic Engagement Fellow will support the work of the Faculty/Staff Fellow through research, curriculum design, and resource development. This Fellow will work on projects that improve student critical thinking, digital literacy, civic inquiry skills, or civic participation to enhance democratic engagement.

2022 Fellow

  • Michael Severino

2023 Fellow

  • Aubrey Richter

Eligibility

  • Undergraduate student status
  • Minimum GPA of 2.5
  • Good disciplinary standing

Expectations

The Student Fellow will be expected to:

  • present at Illinois State University’s Civic Engagement Day in April
  • Encouraged to submit a proposal to the Civic Learning and Democratic Engagement national conference sponsored by the American Association of State Colleges and Universities and National Association of Student Personnel Administrators and/or attend the conference
  • Encouraged to write an article(s) or blog post(s) about their experience, results, or findings.

Student Fellow will be compensated at an hourly wage of $15 per hour up to 5 hours a week. Fellowships will run from February 1, 2023, to May 12, 2023 with the possibility to continue in the summer and fall 2023 semesters.

Application and Selection

Applications are closed. Applications will open for the 2024 fellow in late fall.

Support

CCE is committed to the support and success of all Civic Engagement Fellows. It will provide an initial overview of core concepts related to civic engagement within higher education as well as existing work at Illinois State University. CCE will promote the work of each fellow throughout campus and within professional associations. CCE will handle all administrative matters such as documentation to process stipend payments as well as be readily available throughout the fellowship.