Faculty members Anthony Burrow and Julia Felippe, Ph.D. ’02, have been appointed provost’s fellows for public engagement, to advance Cornell’s public engagement mission and initiatives around community-engaged learning and research.
Burrow and Felippe will work to advance strategies for broader faculty and student participation, specifically within units having fewer existing opportunities for students; and curricular and co-curricular opportunities that will improve the quality of student learning experiences and community outcomes. Their appointments are for three years. They will report to Vice Provost for Engagement and Land-Grant Affairs Katherine McComas, Ph.D. ’00.
Working with the vice provost’s office and Office of Engagement Initiatives staff, collaborators and advisory groups, the fellows will have an active role in helping to develop, implement and evaluate strategy supporting community-engaged learning as a hallmark of the Cornell experience. Objectives include 100% undergraduate participation by 2025 in activities with measurable community impact.