Community Engagement Associate Program

Applicant/mentor requirements

To successfully meet the expectations of the CEA program and remain eligible for future funding, faculty/staff awardees of CEA funding will be required to:

  • Complete regular CEA program progress reports as requested by the IEL (August, December, May), to ensure future funding transfers; these reports will include information about student CEA outcomes, as well as progress toward project goals.
  • Attend an orientation session hosted by the IEL for new CEA faculty mentors or a program refresh for returning mentors before hiring student CEAs.
  • Engage as a supportive, developmental supervisor of student CEA, with timely approval of time sheets, prompt responses to communication from the IEL, and proactive conversations about any issues that occur.
  • Lead a mid-term developmental conversation with student CEA before the end of the funding cycle.
  • Offer support and mentorship for CEA’s demonstration of learning project (e.g., ePortfolio for showcase or artifact presentation at end-of-year engaged learning event).

Processes and deadlines for 2024

April 1–15: SLCE faculty/staff applies for CEA program funding.

April 26: Applicants notified of funding support.

April 30: Approved applicants complete their letter of acceptance. 

Monthly, starting one month after each semester: Funds transferred from IEL to awardee’s fiscal account at beginning of each funded semester, pending appropriate completion of documentation.

Awardees hire student CEA and communicate CEA contact information to the IEL (timing dependent on individual projects).