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Faculty Fellows

Call for Proposals: Carillon Communities Faculty Fellows

Carillon Communities invites University of Maryland tenured, advanced tenure-track, and advanced professional-track faculty from all academic disciplines to serve as a Faculty Fellow in 2023.  Fellows will develop an I-Series course that will serve as the basis for a new Carillon community. 

Carillon Communities, a first-year living-learning program centered on teamwork and creative problem solving, is overseen by the Office of Undergraduate Studies. The Carillon experience stems from a faculty-led community, based around an I-Series course, and concurrent enrollment in our Studio course, IDEA101, developed in partnership with the Academy for Innovation and Entrepreneurship.  Carillon is designed to guide students through their first semester on campus, teaching them how to navigate ambiguity in their lives and centering their academic and personal well-being.  Carillon welcomed its ninth and largest cohort in Fall ‘22 (nearly 300 students); our students represent virtually all Colleges and Schools across campus and currently live in Easton Hall.

Faculty Fellow Expectations

Faculty Fellows will participate in a series of sessions in Spring ‘23 that orient them to the pedagogy of I-Series courses and to the needs of first-year students in the context of Carillon Communities.  They will work with Carillon staff to design (or re-design) their I-Series course syllabus in Spring ‘23; new courses will be submitted to the I-Series Faculty Board for approval by Fall ‘23.  Fellows scheduled to teach in Fall ‘24 will assist with recruitment and participate in two Faculty Meetings in Spring ‘24 (January and May).

Spring-Summer Fall
Faculty Meetings (January and May) Carillon I-Series Course
Recruitment Activities Five I-Series Meetings (UGST) and associated Carillon Meetings
Welcome Eventsincluding a program-wide trip to Washington, D.C. (August) I-Series Assessment


Faculty receive a stipend of $5,000 each time that they offer their I-Series course to Carillon students.  Their Departments also receive $10,000 in instructional support funds each time the course is offered for Carillon, which may be used at the faculty member’s discretion and by agreement with the Department (e.g., Teaching Assistant, field trips, course-related research and supplies).

How to Apply

  1. Please submit this Form.  
  2. Request a supporting letter from your Chair, copying your Dean or Associate Dean, addressing how your work as a Carillon Faculty Fellow will contribute to your professional development. (In non-departmentalized colleges, this letter can come directly from the Dean or Associate Dean.) The letter must indicate that seats in your I-Series course may be dedicated to Carillon Communities and that you will participate at least twice as a Carillon Community professor. Letters of support should be addressed to Abigail McEwen and sent to by October 17, 2022. 

For other questions regarding Carillon Communities or for more information about the Faculty Fellows, please contact Faculty Director Abigail McEwen at


Faculty who propose an I-Series course for Carillon Communities are not prohibited from simultaneously proposing an I-Series course for a University Honors cluster; the two programs will coordinate their review of applications. The programs will not run the same course at the same time.  Faculty should be aware that the stipends for each of these opportunities are comparable, although they are distributed on different schedules

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