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Faculty Fellowships

Thanks to funding from the Slay Fund for Social Justice and the Olson Endowment for Global Service-Learning, the Office of Community Engaged Learning is able to support two faculty fellows to advance the work of community engaged learning on Drake's campus. Each fellow serves for a two year term.

Slay Fellow for Community Engaged Learning

The Slay Fellow will work with the Director of Community Engaged Learning on programming and initiatives that support the development of exceptional community engaged experiential learning opportunities. The fellowship is intended to focus on three broad objectives (1) Develop Drake faculty and staff capacity for community engaged teaching, learning and scholarship, (2) Maximize student opportunities for civic engagement and social justice education through development of College/School specific community engagement initiatives, and (3) Engage in scholarship activities related to community engagement.

Olson Fellow for Global Service-Learning

The Olson Fellow works with the Director of Community Engaged Learning on programming and initiatives that support existing and develop new Global Service-Learning (GSL) experiences for Drake students. The fellowship is intended to focus on three broad objectives (1) Expand Drake Faculty & Staff Capacity for Global Service-Learning, (2) Support the Development of Local Global Service-Learning Partnerships, and (3) Engaged in Scholarship Activities related to Global Service-Learning.

Read more about the 2019-2021 Olson Fellow for Global Service-Learning, Dr. Sara Johnston, Associate Professor of Occupational Therapy. 

Past Fellows: 

  • 2019-2020 Slay Fellow for Community Engaged Learning, Dr. Sandra Patton-Imani, Associate Professor of American Studies. 
  • 2018-2019 GSL Fellow, Carlyn Crowe, Visiting Assistant Professor of Journalism / Internship Coordinator
  • 2017-2019 CEL Fellow, Anisa Fornoff, Associate Professor of Pharmacy Practice
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