The purpose of this Fellowship is to encourage faculty to engage with community partners to better the community in a manner that also enhances their teaching and scholarship. Community engagement is defined as the collaboration of the university with the public sector for the mutual benefit of all. This engagement is not simply service or membership, but it is the combination of meeting a community need through teaching and/or scholarship. The proposed engagement work must take place within Veridian's field of membership and with a nonprofit organization to receive the Fellowship.
2020/2021 Fellowships Sponsored by: Veridian Credit Union, UNI's College of Education Dean’s Fund for Excellence, and UNI's Office of Community Engagement.
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Projects from 2019
Being Seen: Portraits In Place And Person, Alex Dooley
Enhancing Pre- and In-service Preschool Teachers’ Assessment Knowledge and Skills, Wu-Ying Hsieh, Rylee Flege, Emily Mitchell, Jessica Sholes, Taylor Niewohner, and Delaney Werts
New Iowans Youth Leadership Conference, Yasemin Sari and Cara Lea Burnidge
Building Resiliency to Trauma through Mindfulness and the Arts, Denise Tallakson and Mason Kuhn
Projects from 2018
Infusing Forgiveness Education into Hope Tree Acres Summer Camp, Suzanne Freedman
ReNew Waterloo Small Business Retention and Expansion for North Waterloo, Karla Organist and James Hoelscher