About The Office of Student Engagement and Experiential Learning

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About The Office of Student Engagement and Experiential Learning


The Office of Student Engagement and Experiential Learning (OSEEL) is dedicated to providing opportunities for undergraduates to engage in hands-on learning.  Through OSEEL's undergraduate research, service projects, themed learning communities, and other high impact practices, NIU students will develop critical thinking, use creativity, and employ multiple communication strategies while applying their skills to real-world problems.  As an outgrowth of the Curricular Innovations strategic plan, OSEEL works collaboratively across university divisions and colleges to create sustainable, relevant, student-centered, research-based programming which utilizes experiential learning, both in and out of the classroom to promote and sustain student academic success. 

Engage bookEach of our programs align directly with the eight student learning outcomes of the Baccalaureate Review as we seek to enhance the cognitive, social, and academic skills of our students to prepare them to be life-long learners and responsible citizens in our ever-changing, global society.

For more information about the Office of Student Engagement and Experiential Learning, please view a copy of our 2012-13 annual report.  Below is a list of OSEEL's current projects, campus collaborations, and committees:

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