Discover Experiential Education
Experiential Education is the philosophy of engaged learning that combines coursework with practical, hands-on experience between teacher and student. As part of their academic studies, faculty members and students apply key course concepts to a wide variety of learning experiences involving both profit and non-profit organizations.
The newly created Office of Experiential Education and Civic Engagement (OEECE) presents exciting opportunities to work with faculty, students, units, and departments across disciplines interested in incorporating civic engagement into the course curriculum. Whether your interest is community-based learning, service learning, or community-based research projects, the OEECE can assist you. Allow us to serve as your linkage between student learning and civic engagement.
The OEECE has developed three guiding principles for experiential education, which focuses on the dynamic relationship of the 21st Century undergraduate philosophy on knowledge, insight, engagement, and responsibility. Effective experiential education should:
- Enhance the relevance of course and non-course related content to real-world issues
- Favor hands-on student development and application of knowledge beyond the classroom
- Promote psychosocial development through civic engagement, reflection, and other forms of hands-on learning.