Mellon Curricular Pathways

Civic Engagement Center
Markim Hall, Third Floor
651-696-6030 (fax)

Academic-Year Hours
Monday-Thursday, 8 a.m.-7 p.m.
Friday, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

Summer Hours
Monday-Thursday, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Friday, 9 a.m.-noon

The Mellon Curricular Pathways Civic Engagement Fund provides support for civic engagement activities in courses. Civic Engagement (CE) requires creating mutually beneficial and reciprocal relationships between community members and Macalester. CE can also be projects that engage Macalester's place in the larger public. 

The Mellon Curricular Pathways fund can be used to support community-based research projects, community-based learning activities, internships that are embedded within courses, policy work, public scholarship, public art or community-based performances that are components of a course. Such activities can be required for an entire class or for a limited number of students.  The specific requests can be submitted before or during a semester as activities and projects develop. Funds are available for courses in all disciplines.

Applications must explain how both the community and students will benefit.  Due to limited funds and the fund's focus, the grant cannot fund general field trips or guest speakers if students are not engaged in reciprocal and mutually beneficial relationships with the community within the course. To allow funds for a variety of classes, there is a maximum dollar amount for requests for each course. This fund is not meant to support general college programming or speakers or co-curricular activities.  A separate fund for such public programming is available; contact Karin Aguilar-San Juan at .