Experiential Learning Requirement (ELR)
The ELR can be satisfied in four basic ways:
- ELR - Designated course: All students are involved in experiential learning as an integrated aspect of the course. ELR designations must be approved at the department/school, college, and EPC level. All sections of the course must incorporate experiential learning to create continuity of course design. This course must be approved at the unit and collegial levels in order for students to receive Experiential Learning transcript notation.
- ELR - Designated Course section: Students enroll in a course that includes an experiential learning component and explore ways their course or disciplinary expertise and competencies translate with real-world issues.
- ELR - Plus-1 Credit Course: Students may add one-hour of course credit to an existing course with faculty permission. The “add on” or Plus-1 Credit allows students to append experiential learning to any undergraduate course that does not have an existing activity. Students use reflective analysis to document the integration of course objectives with the engaged learning experience.
- ELR - Non-course-based Activity: Non-course-based activities must be approved at the unit and collegial levels. Non-course-based experiential learning involves engagement in non-credit bearing activities which contribute to the understanding, growth and development of students. Non-course-based experiences may include community activities such as alternative break trips, immersion trips, study abroad experiences, and sustained and significant leadership roles.