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Office of Experiential Learning

Faculty and Staff: What are your plans for Fall?

We know that you may not have everything figured out or plans solidified, but the Office of Experiential Learning is here to help! If you could please fill out this quick Google Form (linked below) at some point before July 1st, we would greatly appreciate it. Through this form, you have the opportunity to meet with the Director of Experiential Learning to discuss tips and resources to help in your planning of EL and academic experiences.

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Fall 2020 ELIFF Grant:

The Office of Experiential Learning (OEL) seeks to support new and ongoing online EL initiatives through the Fall Experiential Learning Innovation Fund for Faculty (ELIFF) mini-grant program. The OEL will award approximately 5-10 faculty mini-grants for expenses related to transitioning their EL to online learning environments and virtual opportunities.

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Our unique Marianist approach to experiential learning means students engage in a rich abundance of hands-on learning opportunities in a collaborative, supportive community that values education of the whole person - mind, hands, and heart - in leadership and service for the common good.

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Get Involved

Check out some of these student resources to get involved in Experiential Learning (EL) in the Dayton Community. Apply for EL student stipends, schedule peer advising sessions and consultations, and look into our self-reflection guide. Learn about faculty projects happening around campus.

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Experiential Learning Catalog

The catalog describes the diverse EL programs including community-engaged learning, research, education abroad, faith and vocation programs, leadership and professional development programs, co-ops, internships, project-based learning and more.

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The Inaugural ETHOS/KEEN Remote Immersion Program

The ETHOS Center with the support of the School of Engineering’s KEEN grant from the KERN Family Foundation has implemented the first-ever remote Dayton and domestic immersion program this summer.

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Experiential Learning 06.15.20
UD students work remotely to complete ‘Dayton’s Darkest Summer’

Filmmaking is a collaborative process, but when the University of Dayton campus closed in mid-March because of the COVID-19 pandemic, nearly a dozen media production students needed to find a way to work together remotely from across the nation to complete their year-long documentary project.

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Human Rights 06.11.20
Lessons from a Grassroots Development Nonprofit

Rebecca Westphal, Malawi Graduate Fellow 2019-20, shares what she learned about sustainable community-based development through her time at Determined to Develop.

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Human Rights 06.09.20
Podcast: Sexual Identity, Inclusion, and Community on Campus

What does community mean for undergraduate students at the University of Dayton? What does the college experience look like for students who identify as LGBTQ+? How does sexual identity shape how students interact both inside the classroom and out? Sociology 329 students conducted research on these questions and created a podcast in their “Sex, Crime, and Law” course.

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Diverse Pedagogical Approaches to Experiential Learning: Multidisciplinary Case Studies, Reflections, and Strategies

Edited by Karen Lovett, Director of Experiential Learning at UD, this edited collection offers a unique multidisciplinary perspective into the many factors that go into designing, facilitating, expanding, and assessing experiential learning (EL) from the perspective of faculty and staff educators. The editor and contributors, all from UD, bring decades of expertise with different forms of EL, including community-engaged learning, education abroad, internships, and more.

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The Office of Experiential Learning

Roesch Library, Room 034
300 College Park
Dayton, Ohio 45469

EL Lab Information

Learn more about our monthly experiential learning lab.

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