Community-based Learning Resources for Faculty and Staff
Community-based Learning (CBL) is an intentional strategy that connects what students are learning in academic courses with community and civic engagement initiatives.
- Based on reciprocal and mutually beneficial partnerships between instructors, students, and community
- Rooted on the belief that community members have intrinsic educational assets and resources to share
- Critical reflection
The goal of CBL is to address community-identified needs and together create positive social change. To help build a community-based learning campus, OCCE offers the following:
Erlinger CBL Faculty Workshop Series
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 experienced in community engagement to those who are curious in learning more about this high-impact educational practice. 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. Light refreshments or a full meal are provided at each meeting (depending on set meeting time).
This is an academic yearlong series that starts in early Fall and ends in early Spring. Meetings are usually every 2–3 weeks. If interested, 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. 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 or interested in learning more, please complete the Community Engagement Faculty Fellowship Fund interest form.