Furman faculty have a deep history of community engagement through service learning courses, creative activity, teaching, research, and service. The Center for Applied Sustainability Research works to support this ongoing work by helping to match community and faculty interest and expertise and support ongoing projects. We also provide opportunities for faculty, staff, students and community members to come together to discuss best practices and opportunities for collaboration and learning together.

Through the Community Engaged Learning (CEL) faculty fellows program and associated programming, faculty also share strategies for integrating community-based work into courses and explore opportunities for interdisciplinary research. In 2017, the Shi Institute selected its first cohort of CEL faculty fellows who serve as liaisons to gather examples and best practices from across campus and in the community. In the summer of 2017, the fellows participated in a 4-day seminar to collaborate and share experiences, meet with community partners to explore synergies, and share resource needs and priorities with Shi Institute staff.

The 2018-2019 CEL Faculty Fellows:

*Senior Fellow

The 2017-2018 CEL Faculty Fellows: