Thanks to all of the participants who made the 2016 Pedagogy Summit on Experiential Learning a success!
Working Session 1: What is Experiential Learning?
What is experiential learning? What are the common threads across institutions? What is the impact on students? Participants will consider these questions and discuss opportunities for students to engage in experiential learning at their institutions (co-op, internships, civic engagement, global learning, learning communities, service learning, etc.).
Working Session 2: Connecting Experiential Learning to Courses, Teaching, Mentoring, & Scholarship
Participants will break into groups to explore opportunities for pragmatically connecting experiential learning to courses, teaching, mentoring, and scholarship, developing pedagogies that integrate experiential learning, and utilizing technology to enhance experiential learning.
Working Session 3: Impacts of Experiential Learning
Experiential learning is often a transformative and extremely valuable part of a student’s undergraduate experience. This group session allows participants to explore all the impacts — on students, faculty, and the institution — of experiential learning.
Panel 1: Experiential Learning: Outcomes & Institutional Context
This session promotes discussion on experiential learning’s connection to assessment, accreditation, and undergraduate outcomes, exploring the institutional implications and context of experiential learning. Moderated by Peter Franks (Vice President for Cooperative Education and Career Development, Drexel University); featuring the following panelists:
- Jess Boersma | Director of ETEAL (Experiencing Transformative Education Through Applied Learning), UNC Wilmington
- Lynne Hickle | Executive Director, Cooperative Education, Drexel University
- Mary Morrison | Assistant Dean of Students and Director of the Kernodle Center for Service Learning and Community Engagement, Elon University
- Jane Neapolitan | Assistant Provost for Academic Innovation, Towson University
Panel 2: Equity & Diversity in Experiential Learning
Creating opportunities for all students to participate in experiential learning is imperative. This session explores barriers to student participation and strategies for increasing access to experiential learning. We will also explore opportunities for students to increase their intercultural knowledge, skills and perspectives through global study, internships, undergraduate research, service, community engagement and learning communities. Moderated by Brooke Barnett, Associate Provost for Inclusive Community, Elon University), featuring the following panelists:
- Babette Boyd | Lecturer in Sociology & Criminology, UNC Wilmington
- Monica Griffin | Director of Engaged Scholarship and the Sharpe Community Scholars Program, College of William & Mary
- Buffie Longmire-Avital | Assistant Professor of Psychology, Elon University
- Cyndi Rickards | Senior Assistant Dean for Community Engagement, Assistant Teaching Professor of Criminology & Justice Studies, Drexel University
The 2016 Summit will engage faculty and administrators interested in experiential learning who a) wish to deepen their current practices or b) are eager to create new experiential learning opportunities at their home institutions. Ideally, participants will be comprised of a diverse group, including those who have “tried and true” practices, as well as some more junior faculty who are excited to get involved.
Each Alliance institution is currently working to select ten Summit participants, an effort coordinated either by the Provosts’ office or Center for Teaching & Learning. If additional spots are open after the selection process ends, self-registration will open for faculty and staff across the Alliance.
CONTACT / MORE INFORMATION
If you have questions, concerns, or wish to learn more about the Summit, please feel free to reach out to Lindsey Interlante, Executive Director of the Colonial Academic Alliance. Lindsey can be reached via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or via phone at (336) 278-6646.