As we begin the semester, here are a few reminders about Community Learning resources and upcoming events.
Community Learning courses build reciprocal relationships between Trinity students and Hartford-area residents. Across the College, faculty plan to teach over 20 courses with Community Learning components in Fall 2018. View current and recent courses at https://cher.trincoll.edu/community-learning/courses/. If you’re teaching a Community Learning course this semester, remember to reserve up to $500 in course assistance funds by Wednesday, September 12: https://cher.trincoll.edu/community-learning/faculty/course-assistance-funds/
Come to our Community Learning Brainstorming Lunch to start planning your course for next semester, and learn how faculty colleagues integrate Hartford into their learning goals. At our next lunch during Common Hour (12:15-1:15 pm) on October 4, Dario Del Puppo and Johannes Evelein (Language and Cultural Studies) will discuss their First-Year Seminar: Cycling and Sustainability in Hartford. Newcomers are especially welcome to share their ideas, too. Please RSVP for the lunch here.
The new Center for Hartford Engagement and Research (CHER) will publicly launch this fall to bring together several Hartford programs: Community Learning, Community Service and Civic Engagement (with Joe Barber), the Liberal Arts Action Lab (with Megan Brown), Trinfo.Cafe (with Carlos Espinosa), and Urban Education Initiatives (with Robert Cotto). We also welcome CHER’s newest colleague, our Communications and Data Assistant, Erica Crowley. She earned her MSW in Community Organizing from UConn, and previously collaborated with Trinity students as a Hartford community partner at NARAL Pro-Choice Connecticut.
Please contact either of us if you would like to discuss how to connect Hartford with your teaching goals, or help match you with community partners who share mutual interests.