The CEC has set new Drop in Office Hours for this Spring! To meet with us or set up a one on one with one of our staff, please click the link!

The Community Engagement Center is dedicated to supporting Pitzer faculty through their work with students and within the community. If you are teaching a Social Responsibility Praxis course and would like to learn more about how the CEC can support you, view the list of resources below.

Faculty Resources

Faculty Funding Opportunities

The CEC offers Faculty funding opportunities for those teaching SRX and those with teaching a course that has a community engagement component. We offer the following awards, fellowships and funding request opportunities open to all faculty.

AVDF Periclean Faculty Leadership (PFL) Program™ in STEM and Social Sciences

All application materials are due by March 19th, 2021. Please contact Tricia Morgan or Susan Phillips if you are interested in applying!

In Collaboration with community partners, AVDF PFLs will design new or significantly revised courses across STEM and Social Sciences that incorporate community-initiated projects addressing grand challenges: Climate Change, Education Access, Immigration, Mass Incarceration, Public Health, Race and Inequality, and Voter Engagement. Each campus will receive a $4,000 award for each Periclean Faculty Leadership. See the attachments for more information. All full-time faculty expected to teach at a Periclean institution beyond 2022 are eligible to apply.

Course Enhancement Awards (CEA): Applications for SRX only

The CEA (Course Enchancement Awards) is available at the beginning of each semester to all faculty teaching an SRX course. This award for $500 help with materials, guest speakers, event, and transportation needs. If you are interested in applying for the CEA please submit all applications by the deadlines indicated below:

Application Open: First day of classes- September 30th, 2020
Award Notifications: All Awardees will be notified by September 30th, 2020

Application Open: – January 11th, 2021
Award Notifications: All Awardees will be notified before January 25th, 2021

Please submit all applications to the CEC Operations Manager, Jackie Contreras.
Limit one award per course. 8 awards available per semester.

Faculty Funding Request

This form was designed to support faculty during this remote period. Applicants may request to use these funds for items including but not limited to; course materials, guest speakers, event co-sponsorship, student clearance costs, etc These funds are open to all faculty who may have a community engagement component to their courses. Limit one per course. Cannot be combined with CEA funding. Funding is limited, so it will be on a first come first serve basis.

Faculty Fellowship

This new opportunity by the Community Engagement Center (CEC) is meant to develop or deepen a relationship between Pitzer faculty teaching a social responsibility praxis (SRX) course and a community-based organization working on a specific project through course/partnership development support and project funding.

This is a full academic year fellowship, TBA (approximately 9 months minus breaks/holidays). This opportunity is limited to two Faculty Fellows per year.

For more information regarding the Faculty Fellowship please contact the CEC Program Administrator, Jonathan Chan at Jonathan_Chan@pitzer.edu

Field Trip

The CEC offers Field Trip support to faculty teaching Social Responsibility Praxis courses. If you are planning a field trip for your course this semester, please apply for support at least 1 month before your field trip

Faculty Outtake Survey

The CEC values faculty input. By completing the Faculty Outtake Survey you are providing us with:
Valuable feedback that will inform our practice of social justice and will help us improve the services we provide to our partners.
+ Statistical data that will assist in securing funds to continue our existing programs, help launch new programs, and provide support to our partners.
+ Evaluation materials will assist with WASC accreditation and other institutional processes that are vital to the operation of Pitzer College and CEC’s continued existence.

Please completed each survey once per semester. Should you have any questions regarding this process please contact our Program Administrator, Jonathan Chan.