Service Learning Resources for Faculty

Erlinger Community Engagement Faculty Workshop Series

Community engagement is a high-impact educational practice that provides students the opportunity to apply what they are learning in real-world settings by working together with community partners.  A key element of community engagement is the reflection that students do on their experiences in the community and the connection between these experiences and their classroom work. The purpose of the Erlinger Faculty Workshop series is to discuss the community engagement components that should be implemented into an existing or new course/program; as well as CE best practices and models.

This workshop series is meant for everyone, from those who are already heavily experienced in community engagement to those who are just curious in learning more about this trend in higher education. Faculty participants will discuss readings, meet with outside speakers, share ideas, and think collaboratively about implementing community engagement into the students’ experience at Harvey Mudd.  Topics will be chosen by the participants to address their needs and concerns.

Light refreshments or a full meal are provided at each meeting (depending on set meeting time).

The faculty workshop series is an academic yearlong series that starts in October and ends in April. Meetings are usually every 2-3 weeks and the faculty participants determine the meeting time.  Please complete the Erlinger Community Engagement Faculty Workshop Interest Form 

Community Engagement Faculty Fellowship Fund

The Community Engagement Faculty Fellowship Fund is possible thanks to a generous donation to Harvey Mudd College to support faculty in the development of community engagement courses, projects, or co-curricular experiences. Community engagement is defined as establishing a mutually beneficial relationship with a community partner, where the mission/vission and needs of both is taken into consideration when fulfilling a service project.

Each summer, up to two faculty members will be supported with a stipend for curriculum or program development related to community engagement.  The selected faculty fellows will be expected to deliver the first offering of their proposed CE course or program within 2 academic years.

For those interested in applying for this year’s program or simply interested in learning more, please complete the Community Engagement Faculty Fellowship Fund interest form.

For more information, please contact Gabriela Gamiz or Talithia Williams

Napier Initiative (intergenerational partnership with Pilgrim Place)

The Napier Initiative courses are a result of a unique partnership between the Claremont Colleges and Pilgrim Place. Napier courses are intergenerational courses, where students from the Claremont Colleges take a course with elders who share a similar passion for social justice. To learn more about Napier Courses, please read “ What Constitutes A Napier Course?” If you are interested in “Napierizing” an existing course and or learning more about Napier course development, please contact Gabriela Gamiz or Talithia Williams