Community Course Liaisons


The McKeen Center offers students semester-long fellowships as paid community-course liaisons to work with faculty members teaching community-based courses. This stipend provides opportunities for students to:

  • serve as a liaison between the faculty member, the students and the community partner collaborating in a course
  • provide support in implementing a community-based course project
  • work to promote a campus culture of public engagement in an academic setting
  • identify opportunities for further campus connections to community agencies
  • deepen their understanding of an academic discipline and its work beyond the academy

Students with previous experience in a community-based course or who have worked with the community partner associated with a particular course are ideal candidates for this fellowship and should speak with their professors about possible opportunities to be a community-course liaison. Faculty members who are teaching a course with a community-based component and would like to hire a student liaison should contact Janice Jaffe (, X4156).