Experiential Learning

Civic Engagement


Throughout her career, Claire Strom has taken her responsibility to her community seriously. She has made her expertise available to a wide variety of government and community partners. She has also embedded community engagement in a number of her courses.

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Student/Faculty Collaboration


Since coming to Rollins, Claire Strom has been active in student/faculty collaboration. From 2009 to 2011, she evaluated proposals. Then in the summers of 2012 and 2014, she worked with students, producing two books and one article.

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Study Abroad


In 2015 Claire Strom  led a field study to Germany and Poland considering life for the citizens of the Third Reich. In 2016, she accompanied a group to Vietnam to explore the country's history and culture.

Watch video of Vietnam trip

Field Study to Vietnam

Video by student coordinator, Danielle Johnson.

Civic Engagement

Rollins Foundations in the Liberal Arts


The new general education curriculum incorporates a lot of civic engagement on a course level and in larger co-curricular events. In a spring 2017 event, students and faculty packaged 10,000 meals for Feeding Children Everywhere.

Community Engagement Classes


Claire Strom has taught numerous community engagement classes on immigration. Students experience meaningful interactions with the local immigrant community and then translate their knowledge into exhibits for the College.

Fargo Historic Preservation Commission


Claire Strom served for six years as a member of the Fargo Historic Preservation Commission, including as chair. As part of her service, she co-authored walking tour of the city, Look around Downtown.

North Dakota Humanities Council


In 2008, Claire Strom was a Remele Speaker for the North Dakota Humanities Council. During the course of the spring, she gave four talks around the state, taking her scholarship to the communities.

Cass County Historical Society


As a member of the Cass County Historical Society Board, Claire Strom was project director for two exhibits on the history of Fargo.

National Endowment for the Humanities


In 2004 and 2007, Claire Strom assessed proposals for the NEH's Landmarks of American History and Culture program.