Experiential Learning Collaborative
The Experiential Learning Collaborative is a working group that brings together staff from these units: Center for Civic and Social Responsibility (formerly Service Learning); Center for Undergraduate Research; International Programs; Student Involvement & Leadership Center; Office of First Year Experience; Study Abroad; and University Career Center. The goal of the Collaborative is to develop, expand and promote Experiential Learning on the campus.
Experiential learning denotes a rigorous learning experience, occurring within a community setting (e.g., professional, artistic, scientific, scholarly, local) and integrated as part of an academic degree program, which requires the student to take an active role in the learning process. The Collaborative will develop an experiential learning clearinghouse, overseeing assessment of these experiences, and creating a tracking system for students completing these experiences. The Collaborative also oversees the majority of the undergraduate certification programs on campus.