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Center for Integrative and Experiential Learning

CIEL Faculty Fellows

Applications Due: November 21, 2022

CIEL Faculty Fellows serve as advocates for integrative learning (including Graduation with Leadership Distinction) in their home area and provide faculty perspectives and recommendations to CIEL. Faculty Fellows are an integral part of the CIEL team, work with a small group of students in ePortfolio development, and collaborate on assessment of learning. Fellows have the opportunity to engage with colleagues on scholarship in integrative learning. We encourage applications from all disciplines. 


Faculty Fellows are featured on the CIEL website, are eligible to receive travel support to present on integrative learning, and are provided $1000 through a departmental transfer (which can be used for research materials, travel, or summer stipends as negotiated with the department).


  1. Support communication regarding integrative learning (CIEL) and Graduation with Leadership Distinction in home department/school/college and/or through CIEL general communications (e.g. develop a message to be shared through the website or other informational materials).
  2. Support up to 4 GLD students in completing ePortfolios and review up to 4 submitted e-portfolios (or the equivalent distributed differently between the two tasks). Typically occurs in the spring semester. 
  3. Attend Faculty Fellows' meetings
    • Fall 2022: One meeting to discuss integrative learning, Graduation with Leadership Distinction, and plan for spring
    • Spring 2023: One workshop in January (the week prior to the first day of classes), one workshop in March on assessing ePortfolios, and an end-of-semester meeting
    • Fall 2023: 1 meeting to coordinate activities, share across disciplines, and provide feedback
  4. Engage in scholarly activity on integrative learning (e.g., joint grant proposal, article, and/or presentation), as appropriate for the individual.


Faculty Fellows must be full-time faculty at USC Columbia and should have experience in supporting students in integrating learning. Preferred qualities include the ability to support students in learning from beyond the classroom experiences, guide students to articulate learning in writing, and engage and inspire faculty colleagues.

To Apply

Please send a letter of interest and current vita (short version preferred) to Zack James, Administrative Coordinator, CIEL at by November 21, 2022. Applications will be reviewed by a selection committee. For further information contact Charlie Pierce, Faculty Executive Director, CIEL.

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