We’re always looking for folks to share their skills, knowledge, and mindsets at the Hive. There are a number of ways to do this:
Mini-workshops are a way for participants to learn more about a new or emerging interest with the smallest commitment possible. The intentionally brief, one-hour format means that the goal is exposure, not expertise. Think of them as giving a small taste of a particular topic.
For instructors, Mini-workshops provide a low-stakes way to share knowledge with a broad 5C audience, try out experimental material, or even teach for the first time.
Examples of Mini-workshops
Intro to Improv
Introduction to Empathetic Listening
Basics of Visual Communication –
How to Make a Shoe
Introduction to Design for 3D Printing – (Instructor, William Lamb, Pomona ’18)
How to Plan and Make a Halloween costume
Interpersonal Communication – (Instructor,Associate Professor of Psychology, Harvey Mudd College)
If Mini-workshops are like an amuse-bouche, Workshops are akin to a substantial snack: they give you a little more to satisfy your craving. They typically last from 2-4 hours and provide additional depth for folks who want to explore more facets of a topic while not investing a huge amount of time.
For instructors, the longer format allows space for debriefing and reflection amongst participants in addition to the “making” or “doing.”
Examples of Workshops
Introduction to Design Thinking
If your intellectual hunger demands a fuller meal, get involved in a Pop-Up course! Pop-Ups offer faculty and students a more sustained, multifaceted engagement with a topic area, but don’t require as much commitment as a full-credit semester-long course. Pop-up classes typically meet for a few sessions, 2-3 hours each, over the course of a few weeks.
For faculty instructors, Pop-Ups offer a space to try out, and receive feedback on, new teaching methods and materials without the pressure of formal teaching evals.
Examples of Pop-up Classes
Reimagine the Digital Toolshed, (a partnership with the Library)