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Strategic Plan 2020 Implementation

Goal 3: Strengthen Experiential and Community-Engaged Learning
Strategy 3: Champion high-impact experiential and community-engaged learning as a signature and distinct element of the College’s transformative educational experience.
Key Initiative 1
Promote experiential and community-engaged learning as prominent components of student learning in the College and articulate the distinctive elements of that learning — namely, its emphasis on active participation, reflection, mutuality and reciprocity integration of knowledge and experience, and engagement of the whole person.
  • Coordinate and monitor projects funded under Experiential Learning Request for Proposals (RFP). Don Pair
  • Sixty-five students supported for 2018 Dean's Summer Fellowship, totaling $88,500.
  • Encouraged inclusion of experiential learning as key component of new BA and BS degrees in Sustainability Studies.
  • Launched Flyer Media with new staff person, consolidating Flyer TV, Flyer Radio, and Flyer News into one entity.
Key Initiative 2
Support faculty and staff to develop, design, implement and evaluate high-impact experiential and community-engaged learning and research across the College’s four academic divisions, while promoting its integration into pedagogy and scholarship.
  • Develop a College-wide experiential learning assessment plan. Don Pair/Jon Hess
  • Issued RFP to departments in support of new experiential learning initiatives; awards made.
Key Initiative 3
Create appropriate and consistent rubrics for characterizing and assessing the educational and civic outcomes of experiential and community-engaged learning relative to their alignment with University student learning outcomes.
  • Develop experiential learning inventory. Don Pair
Key Initiative 4
Develop, in partnership with other units within the University, strategies that communicate to prospective students and donors both the College’s distinct approach to experiential and community engaged learning and the value thereof.
  • Create a video highlighting experiential learning across the College. Don Pair/Dave Larsen
Key Initiative 5
Study best practices to connect experiential and community-engaged learning with curricular credit or other transcriptable means of recognition, and develop flexible guidelines for implementing such models.
  • Continue exploring with the Director of Experiential Learning and the Registrar’s Office transcription options for experiential learning. Don Pair
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