Community Connection

 

  • 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
    • Extra-Curricular 
      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

     

    Submission Process

    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.

     

    Advisory Committee

    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.

     

    Membership Expectations: 

    • Monthly Meetings
    • 1 Yearly Strategic Planning Session

     

    Interested to serve?

     Committee Interest Survey

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