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.
Goals
  • Coordinate and monitor projects funded under Experiential Learning Request for Proposals (RFP). Don Pair
Completed
  • 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.
Goals
  • Develop a College-wide experiential learning assessment plan. Don Pair/Jon Hess
Completed
  • 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.
Goals
  • 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.
Goals
  • 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.
Goals
  • Continue exploring with the Director of Experiential Learning and the Registrar’s Office transcription options for experiential learning. Don Pair
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