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Introduction from the director of experiential learning

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About the OEL

Student Showcases
Examples of Opportunities for Students to Showcase their Experiential Knowledge There are numerous venues at UD for students to showcase what they’ve learned as a result of participation in EL. Some examples include: • Stander Symposium: This annual event provides an opportunity for students from all disciplines to showcase their intellectual and artistic accomplishments. The Stander Symposium represents the Marianist tradition of education through community and is the principal campus-wide event in which faculty and students actualize our mission to be a “community of learners.” Each year over 400 students present their research on a variety of EL topics. • Social Science Research Symposium : Each Fall term, the social sciences departments and the Roesch Chair in the Social Sciences present the Annual Raymond A. Roesch, SM Social Sciences Undergraduate Symposium, featuring the scholarly work of undergraduate students. It is a day of stimulating ideas and research across the fields of anthropology, economics, political science, psychology, social work, and sociology. • Honors Student Symposium : The Honors Student Symposium, modeled on the style of a professional conference, is an academic and social event at which senior Honors thesis students present their thesis research. The first Symposium was held in March 2007 and continues to be a wellattended event at which both presenters and audience enjoy a rewarding experience. • Office of Experiential Learning - EL Lab Workshops : In the EL Lab, students produce reflective narratives about their EL experiences using digital media and the guidance of peer mentors. Students are given reflection prompts and concept mapping tools to develop their EL narratives. The purpose of the workshops is to empower students to create unique and compelling stories about their educational experiences.
Sustainability
• Hanley Sustainability Institute (HSI): HSI was established in 2014 with a $12.5 million gift from the foundation of George Hanley ‘77 and Amanda Hanley. HSI works with the UD and Dayton community to make progress towards our goal of a more sustainable campus and community and becoming a leader in sustainability education. Through EL opportunities such as the Sustainability Leaders Program, students work on energy and sustainable solutions, water resources initiatives, local food insecurity projects, and a campus composting initiative. — Lincoln Hill Garden: One of UD’s main sustainability initiatives, Lincoln Hill Garden is a multipurpose site with educational and recreational elements that increase neighborhood access to fresh, healthy foods and offers open green space for community gatherings and nature play. UD and HSI have partnered with Mission of Mary Cooperative, East End Community Services, and MKSK to design, construct, and activate Lincoln Hill Gardens. In addition to offering UD students numerous hands-on learning opportunities, the urban farm produces nourishing foods and creates job-skill training opportunities for diverse neighborhood residents. • Rivers Institute: The Rivers Institute brings key partners in the Greater Dayton community together to promote, preserve and protect our watershed. Students, faculty and staff work with community members, stakeholders, and local organizations to build community around our rivers. UD Rivers Stewards participate in EL by interacting with Miami Valley’s groundwater resource. The River Stewards have also reached over 25,000 people through the RiverMobile community outreach program and connected hundreds of local citizens to our rivers through kayaking programs.
CONTACT

Office of Experiential Learning

Roesch Library
300 College Park
Dayton, Ohio 45469
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