This workshop will highlight the basics and application of experiential education as incorporating the "lived experience" into pedagogy that can lead to fostering high-impact learning. Various forms of experiential learning will be presented in this workshop, including, but not limited to, service-learning, study abroad, internships, and undergraduate research. The workshop will include a discussion of best practices, an overview of established standards, and hands-on opportunities for participants to build the ideas into their courses. Faculty, instructors and teaching staff from all disciplines will benefit from this interactive and engaging workshop. Register now!
|8:25||Welcome and Introductions|
|8:30||Theory of Experiential Learning
Best Practices in Service-Learning
|10:15||Overview of Internships, Study Abroad, and Undergraduate Research
Best Practices/Standards in Academic Internships
Best Practices in Undergraduate Research
Best Practices in Study Abroad
|12:00||Lunch in Blackhawk Cafeteria|
|1:00||Case Studies/Scenarios in Small
Groups to apply best practices
|2:45||Case Studies/Scenarios in Small Groups to apply best practices
Workshop sample syllabus to apply standards and best practices
|4:00||Wrap-up, workshop evaluation, and certificate presentation|
Faculty Development and Instructional Design Center
Office of Student Engagement and Experiential Learning
The workshop will be presented by Dr. Patrick M. Green, Director of the Center for Experiential Learning at Loyola University Chicago, which houses service-learning, academic internships, student employment, community-based federal work study, undergraduate research, and the electronic portfolio program. Dr. Green specializes in leadership in higher education and his research focuses on experiential education. He also serves as a Clinical Instructor of Experiential Learning and teaches a variety of experiential learning courses as well as research courses, engaging students in both service-learning and internship experiences. He currently serves with National Campus Compact as an Engaged Scholar, and serves on the Board of Directors of the International Association for Research on Service-Learning and Community Engagement.
This workshop is open to NIU faculty, instructors, and teaching staff (SPS and civil service) only. Registered participants will receive workshop materials, lunch and refreshments, and a certificate of participation. Advanced registration is required. Please register early. Register using the form below and provide your name, title, department, phone, NIU email address, and special accommodations if needed. Please contact the Center if you do not receive a response or an email confirmation of your registration within two working days.
Due to the expensive nature of the program and the advance notice needed for arranging food and materials, please register by the deadline and plan to attend the entire workshop. After you register, if you are unable to attend, please inform the Center by Monday, January 9, 2012 so that those on the waiting list can be given the opportunity to attend or program costs can be reduced.
Please complete the form below to register.
Registration is closed for this program.
Last Updated: 07/10/2014