I. Final Report
Experiential Learning Working Group Report (PDF, 939 KB)
II. Terms of Reference
To continue development of experiential learning offerings and a shared understanding about what experiential education looks like at Queen’s, the Provost's Advisory Committee on Teaching and Learning (PACTL) is establishing an Experiential Learning Working Group (ELWG) to lead discussions, facilitate collaboration, develop a strategy and create mechanisms to set targets and track participation.
i. To recommend strategies that would facilitate the development and growth of self-sustaining, curricular-based and co-curricular-based, experiential education opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students that build on the existing programs and course offerings.
ii. To recommend shared language and messaging regarding Queen’s approach to experiential learning, including:
- A definition of experiential learning and the common language for associated terms (internship, practicum, etc.) that will be used at Queen’s.
- A value proposition that will define for prospective students, the campus and broader community the Queen’s approach to experiential learning that will form the basis of the shared positive messages communicated.
iii. To recommend a mechanism to facilitate collaboration, sharing of resources and the development of system-wide best practices to support instructors, administrators and faculties offering experiential learning programs, such as:
- Communications network
- Supporting program foundations – learning outcomes, risk management, legal/ethical frameworks
- Keeping records, setting targets and tracking participation.
III. Committee Membership
|Allison Chong||Master of Applied Science (Engineering Education) student, former QUIP intern|
|Chris Conway||Director, Institutional Research and Planning|
|Brian Franks||Director (Program Development), DuPont Canada Chair in Engineering Education|
|Sue Blake||Director, Student Services, Faculty of Arts and Science|
|Cathy Keates||Director, Career Services|
|Sarah McCurrach||Global Development Studies student, completed DEVS Work Study Program|
|Sandra den Otter||Associate Dean, School of Graduate Studies|
|Azza Sharkawy||Associate Professor, Elementary Science Education|
|Jill Scott||Vice-Provost, Teaching and Learning|
|Ann Tierney||Vice-Provost and Dean of Student Affairs|
|Colin Zarzour||Academic Affairs Commissioner|