Claremont Autism Center
The Claremont Autism Center is a behavior management, treatment, and research program for children with autism and their families. It is internationally recognized and provides state-of-the-art treatment for the children and parents that attend. At the Autism Center, children receive one-on-one therapy that concentrates in areas of speech, social interactions, self-help skills, and academic learning tasks. Parents receive special training in behavior management techniques to treat their children at home.
The Center is a great opportunity for students to do research, intern, take classes in Applied Behavior Analysis, and get hands-on experience working with children with autism. The main areas of research are motivation, speech and communication, and social skills and play. Each child attends this program one day per week for a two-hour interval. The Autism Center has been in operation for 33 years, and has been under the direction of Professor Marjorie H. Charlop for the past 21 years.
Teaching Resource Center
The Teaching Resource Center (TRC) provides faculty with assistance designed to improve undergraduate teaching at Claremont McKenna College. Toward this goal, the Center sponsors and coordinates faculty symposia, workshops, and other activities dealing with issues central to teaching; offers assistance in developing teaching techniques, resources, and technology; and invites faculty to participate in professional development and leadership opportunities. The TRC also facilitates new faculty orientation.
Additionally, the TRC consults with individual faculty and departments to research and develop tools to enhance traditional and innovative classroom instruction. The work of the Center is supported by the Teaching Resource Center Committee with faculty and administrators dedicated to the Center’s mission. The TRC was established in 1999, and is directed by Professor Lisa Cody.
The Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship
The Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship (CIE) fosters and supports the entrepreneurial initiatives of the students at The Claremont Colleges. The Center provides resources for faculty and student research on topics related to innovation and entrepreneurship, and supports curricular and co-curricular programming, including workshops, networking events, speakers, and mentoring and internship programs. Students have access to laboratory space, design software, and other resources to meet their entrepreneurial needs. The CIE leadership team includes students, faculty, staff, and an Advisory Board. Professor Janet Kiholm Smith, Von Tobel Professor of Economics, is director of the CIE.
The European Union Center of California
The European Union Center of California (EUC), based at Scripps College, is a collaborative venture between The Claremont Colleges and the University of Southern California. The EUC was founded in 1998 with the assistance of the European Commission, and forms part of a network of ten such centers across the United States. The mission of the EU Center is the promotion of education, scholarly research, and public understanding of European integration and its consequences. In the spring semester, the EUC offers a seminar open to all students.