Each year continuing faculty at Trinity can apply to join the Community Learning Faculty Fellows (CLiFF) program. Six fellows receive a $1,500 stipend to participate in seven meetings during the academic year where they will be introduced to community engagement pedagogy and supported in designing a Community Learning component to be taught in an upcoming course.

Topics of discussion generally include Community Learning foundations, Trinity in Hartford, building relationships with community partners, designing community learning components, designing reflection, and more.


View examples of past fellows from the 2021-22 CLiFF group here.

View past example proposals from Amanda Guzman (Anthropology and American Studies) and Alex Helberg (Rhetoric and Writing).

Applications are accepted in June each year. Check back next spring for application information.


Reach out to Erica Crowley, Director of Community Learning, [email protected], or Abby Fisher Williamson, Director of the Center for Hartford Engagement and Research (CHER), [email protected] with questions or to discuss ideas.