Engaged Learning Fellowship

Bringing together the goals of engaged scholarship and student success, the Engaged Learning Fellowships offer faculty the opportunity to redesign and deliver traditionally taught courses using an engaged learning model.

Engaged Learning is a mode of experiential learning that fosters collaboration between faculty, students, and community partners for mutually beneficial exchange of knowledge that addresses a community-identified need and reciprocally supports the goals of community partners, student competencies, and faculty research.

The Engaged Scholarship Committee is currently seeking proposals from full-time faculty and staff that regularly teach undergraduate courses in any College (or School) at the University. Redesign will occur during the summer of 2016 and course delivery should occur during Fall 2016 or Spring 2017. Only courses that usually enroll at least 15 students will be considered. The application deadline for the Engaged Learning Fellowship is 5 pm on Monday, February 29, 2016.

Application information is available here.

If you have questions about the ESRGs, please contact Nicole Thompson (nlthmpsn@memphis.edu or 678-2459) or Katherine Lambert-Pennington (almbrtpn@memphis.edu or 678-2080).

The 2014 Engaged Learning Fellows are:

  • Jenna Thompson and Jennifer Barker, Assistant Professors of Architecture for redesign of ARCH 1111 – Fundamentals of Design Studio
  • Torre Kelley, Instructor, Instruction Curriculum Leadership (ICL) for redesign of ELED 3242 – Teaching and Learning in the Elementary School
  • Lauren Burrow, Assistant Professor, Instruction Curriculum Leadership for redesign of ECED 4500 – Emergent Literacy and Language Development
  • Adel Abdelnaby, Assistant Professor, Civil Engineering for redesign of CIVL 3131 – Steel Design


On December 18th the 2014-15 ELFs celebrated wrapping up their course redesign process.