The concept of experiential learning is rooted in learning through doing. It is through this practice that students get a better grasp of transitioning skills learned from the classroom to the career field.
Definition & Guiding Principles
Experiential Learning is the development of new skills and/or perspectives gained through experience and personal reflection.
- Every student will have an Experiential Learning experience by graduation.
- Every Experiential Learning experience will provide students the opportunity to engage in and reflect on structured, purposeful activities.
- Every student will be able to apply their Experiential Learning in a setting that may guide and inform their career pathway.
- Each Experiential Learning experience may be captured on an AlamoExperience transcript.
Experiential Learning Types
- Co-Curricular Learning
Activities related to course curriculum; ex. Public Speakers, Panels
Activities that foster student involvement and strengthen the culture of the institution; ex. Clubs, Student Organization, Interest Group, Sports
- Field Experience
Activities related to career application; ex. Internships, Practicums, Job Shadowing
- Service Learning/Community Service
Guided service activities related to instruction; ex. Food Pantry, Habit for Humanity
Employee – Initiated Process: FORM
- Employees will just need to submit the experiential learning form (link provided) and submit a roster. Our staff will ensure students are awarded credit on their co-curricular transcript.
Student – Initiated Process: FORM
- Students will only need to complete the form and answer the reflection questions on the form to be awarded credit on their co-curricular transcript.
Committee Member Purpose:
- Provide insight and contribution to strategic planning centered around experiential learning and career services.
- Serve as a subject matter in your career/industry field.
- Promote awareness of ELCSAC and related events on campus.
- Monthly Meetings
- 1 Yearly Strategic Planning Session
Interested to serve?
Full-time. Part-time. Paid internships.
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