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Advising and Mentoring

Community engaged learning course
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Advise a Public Service Scholar

The Public Service Scholars Program is a year-long academic program (Urban Studies 198) for seniors interested in writing an honors thesis in an area that is related to or involves service or political action. Faculty can serve as thesis advisors to students in this program and/or encourage students to apply to the program. Deadline for student applications is in mid-April of the student’s junior year.

For more information, contact Clayton Hurd.

Mentor a Cardinal Quarter Participant

Through 400+ fellowship and service opportunities, Cardinal Quarter allows students to participate in full-time, quarter-long public service experiences designed to integrate their academic learning with field-based experience. As a mentor to a Cardinal Quarter participant, faculty provide guidance in developing learning goals for the service experience and for exploring post-service extensions such as related course work or follow-up research. Please review these  guidelines for additional information about the academic mentorship process, and complete this online form if you are interested in serving as a mentor.

For more information, contact Valerie Chow.

Sponsor an Alternative Spring Break directed reading

Alternative Spring Break (ASB) is a student-led program that provides Stanford students with a chance to explore societal issues through a winter quarter one-unit directed reading and spring break service immersion experience. With advice and support of faculty advisors and Haas Center staff, student trip leaders design and lead the directed readings and spring break service projects.

For more information, contact Jon McConnell.

Sponsor a directed reading or directed research project

Through independent arrangements with faculty, students can read about or research social issues related to their service endeavors. These directed readings can be incredibly rewarding for students interested in exploring a public service issue at a deeper level.

For more information, contact Clayton Hurd.