Resources for Faculty

The CCE staff can help facilitate meaningful connections with the community for faculty and students through coursework and research projects.  Please feel free to contact us for help with the following:

Course planning and curriculum development

Please don’t hesitate to contact us if you have an interest in integrating Community-Based Learning into your class. The earlier we begin planning, the greater the potential for strong community collaboration.

Outreach to community organizations

We are happy to act as a resource in establishing or strengthening relationships with community partners or in seeking out particular opportunities that align with your teaching and research goals.

Transportation and logistics

The CCE has access to a small number of campus vehicles and can offer other types of administrative or logistical support for your students doing community engagement work.

Reflection tools and techniques for learning from community practice

There are many ways to help students make meaning from their community experience. Feel free to ask for guidance in integrating reflection and analysis on community work into your class.

References and publications on community-based teaching and research

We have an extensive library of resources in our office and can also direct you to on-line publications and networks.

Contact information for faculty support:

Sarah Barr
Director of Academic Engagement Programs
413-542-2982
sbarr@amherst.edu
Kristin Bumiller
Professor of Political Science and Women's & Gender Studies
CCE Faculty Advisor
413-542-5804
kbumiller@amherst.edu