Social Impact Practicums (SIPs)

What is a Social Impact Practicum (SIP)?

A Social Impact Practicum (SIP) is a project-based experiential learning opportunity connecting undergraduate courses at Dartmouth with community needs identified by nonprofit organizations throughout the Upper Valley. 

In other words, a SIP is a real-world project with real-world impact.

Current courses integrating a Social Impact Practicum are listed below but for detailed information about the specific projects and community partners associated with each SIP course, past and present, please explore the link below:

Social Impact Practicum classes for 2018-2019

Current Courses with a SIP Component

Spring 2019 SIP Courses

  • ANTH 64: The Evolution of Pregnancy, Birth and Babies (Zane Thayer)
  • ANTH 65: Conservation and Development (Ken Bauer)
  • EDUC 51: Educational Testing (Dave Kraemer)
  • ENGS 15.02: Senior Design Challenge (Eugene Korsunskiy)
  • ENVS 61: Governing the Environment (Michael Cox)
  • ENVS 7: COVER Stories (Terry Osborne)
  • ENVS 80.08: The Practice of Science Policy and Diplomacy (Melody Brown Burkins)
  • GEOG 57: The Geographies of Health and Disease (Xun Shi)
  • ITAL 7: Environmental Italy: Narratives, Landscapes, and Ecologies (Damiano Benvgegnu)
  • LATS 37: Migrant Lives in the Upper Valley (Doug Moody)
  • PBPL 51: Leadership in Civil Society: Philanthropy in the Nonprofit Sector (Ron Shaiko)
  • PSYCH 81.09: Storytelling with Data (Jeremy Manning)
  • SPEE 20: Public Speaking (Yana Grushina)

Other Dartmouth groups addressing Social Impact Practicum/SIP projects
     Primary Care Progress (Health Research Consulting Student Group)
     Foundations in Social Impact (First-Year Leadership Program through DCSI)

For more information or to suggest a course that you think could benefit from a Social Impact Practicum, please contact Ashley Doolittle.

DCSI also collaborates with Thayer's Senior Design Challenge to match human-centered design projects proposed by Upper Valley nonprofits with this two-term  senior-level engineering course.