Education in Action

Students and faculty expand their role as civically engaged scholars through community-based projects.


What is the Education in Action (EIA) Program?

The Education in Action program hires and trains students to work with faculty that are teaching a CBL class or conducting community based research. Faculty, students, community partners, and the CCBL work together to develop CBL projects.

What is the role of an Education in Action (EIA) Facilitator?

Through the EIA program, facilitators expand their role as students, build leadership skills, and further develop their understanding of social justice and responsibility. Education in Action Student Facilitators work with faculty teaching CBL classes and conducting community based research across a range of disciplines.

The role of an EIA facilitator is complex and demanding and may include:

  • Development of the course syllabus and the community based learning/research project
  • Leading trainings and workshops to prepare students to engage with off-campus community members, led reflection discussions, assisted students in the course with research projects
  • Providing faculty with a student perspective on the course readings and writing prompts for writing assignments or final exams
  • Assisting with logistics such as arranging speaker panels and organizing events

EIA Facilitators are expected to develop reciprocal relationships with faculty, students, community partners, and CCBL staff. Many student facilitators have recognized their own voice and agency within their education while in the EIA program. Students often develop leadership and professional skills that influence and contribute to their work after college.

AY 2018-19 EIA Courses

Spring 2019:

AMST 101 United States Redux: Introduction to American Studies
AMST 296 Transnational Liberation: Black Radical Thought in the Middle East and North Africa
ARTH 390 Seminar in Art History: Building the American Pacific
CSP 70: Countercultural Northeast LA: The Arts of Resistance
CTSJ 337 Queer Los Angeles: Cruising the Archive
EDUC 300: Community Engagement in Education
HIST 355: Indians of Mexico
History 248: Modern Japan
MAC 260/Cinematheque: The Art & Politics of Virtual Reality
Music 148 Introduction to Digital Audio Workstation (DAW) / Music 248 Advanced Production: Sampling and Synthesis
Philosophy in Schools program/project
UEP 247 Sustainable Oxy: Urban Agriculture and Sustainable Landscape Practicum
WRD 250: Topics in Writing with the Community: Writing and the Los Angeles Experience

Fall 2018:

AMST 101: United States Redux: Introduction to American Studies
ARTS 250: The Art of Resistance!
ARTS 290: Art Outside the Bounds: Wanlass Artists in Residence
CSP 11: Humor, Laughter, and the (Morally) Good Life
EDUC 300: Community Engagement in Education
Music 148: Introduction to Digital Audio Workstation (DAW)
UEP 306: Food and the Environment

AY 2017-18 EIA Courses

Spring 2018:

AMST 296/DWA 287: Transnational Liberation: Black Radical Thought in the Middle East and North Africa
COMP 367: Practicum in Computer Science
CSP 50S: Culture of Food Seminar
CSP 68: Doing Good Well
HIST 277: Women and Community Health
Music 148: Introduction to Digital Audio Workstation (DAW)
PHIL 353: Health and Social Justice. Gender, Justice, and Health
THEA 190: Theater Now: Los Angeles Theatre
UEP 246 Sustainable Oxy: Sustainable Greening
UEP 303: Sustainable Development (Gentrification & Displacement)

Fall 2017:

AMST 101: United States Redux: Introduction to American Studies
ARTH 391: Curatorial Seminar in Art History. Chicana Art in LA: Historical and Contemporary Perspectives
ARTS 107: Digital Photography
ARTS 290: Art Outside the Bounds: Wanlass Artists in Residence- Kenyatta A. C. Hinkle
COGS 265: Art, Creativity, and Cognition
CSP 1: Painting and Philosophy
CSP 18: The Art of Revolution and Resistance in Twentieth-Century Mexico and the United States
CTSJ 140: Critical Theories of Sexuality & CTSJ 340 Critical Ethnography
EDUC 300: Community Engagement in Education
MAC 250: Topics in Media Theory and Practice. Digital Tools for Radical Change
Music 148: Introduction to Digital Audio Workstation (DAW)
POLS 265: Community Planning and Politics Practicum
SPAN 398: Community Translation Practicum
THEA 190: Theater Now: Los Angeles Theatre
UEP 306: Food and the Environment
WRD 250: Writing with the Community        
For a listing of previous EIA courses please email ccbl@oxy.edu