Goal 2: Cultivate Transformational Learning Experiences

The School of Engineering is committed to the pedagogy of experiential learning in which active engagement is intrinsic to our students’ experience, and education integrates high-impact activities within an authentic, inclusive, and intercultural context. Experiential learning kindles curiosity, provides opportunities for interdisciplinary scholarship, develops leaders, promotes community engagement, stimulates social and global awareness, sparks entrepreneurship, and fosters a collaborative spirit. This situated learning — embedded in activities guided by faculty and staff — is a signature element of our students’ educational experience. Such immersion in research, in industry, and in our domestic and global communities extends the classroom to the world. 


Blue Arrow for Strategic Plan Goals

STRATEGIC INITIATIVE 2.1

Lead the nation in holistic, experience-driven education through engaged faculty, effective management, dedicated improvements, accountability, and innovation.

TACTIC 2.1 A 

Create a framework that supports and sustains the growth and development of experience-driven education.

TACTIC 2.1 B

Strengthen and leverage infrastructure to coordinate and promote entrepreneurially minded learning and to create a culture that fosters and realizes engineering innovation.

TACTIC 2.1 C

Invigorate undergraduate research as an integral approach to experiential learning that benefits both student and faculty scholarship.

TACTIC 2.1 D

Establish as a signature element of our engineering education a community-engaged learning approach that connects students and faculty with local, national, and international partners.

TACTIC 2.1 E 

Broaden international educational programs, including experiential-learning opportunities that engage all engineering students in a global, technical community.

TACTIC 2.1 F

Innovate and enhance cooperative engineering educational opportunities and other work experiences. 


Blue Arrow for Strategic Plan Goals

STRATEGIC INITIATIVE 2.2

Nourish an inclusive learning environment in which faculty, staff, and students contribute to a rich and diverse community.

 TACTIC 2.2 A 

Educate students, faculty, and staff about the value of diversity in engineering to achieve an inclusive learning community and to maximize personal, professional, and team effectiveness.

TACTIC 2.2 B

Lead peer institutions in the recruitment of underrepresented populations — including women and domestic minority students — and in the retention and graduation of all minority groups. 

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