GOAL: Experience diverse and rewarding learning opportunities that inspire us, nurture our talents, expand our knowledge and skills, and enable our success.
Objective 7 – Strategy i
Objective 9 – Strategies i, ii
For the Public Good envisioned Augustana Campus as a living laboratory for teaching and learning innovation. In 2017, Augustana introduced a new academic calendar and first year seminar designed to create more time for out-of-classroom learning experiences.
Thanks to collaboration between Campus Saint-Jean and the Office of the Registrar, prospective students can now apply online for any undergraduate program in French.
The Provost’s Office and the Centre for Teaching and learning completed a broad experiential learning survey, several interviews, a literature review, and an environmental scan of the activities at other U15 universities. A Council on Experiential Learning—with representation from across the academy—is convening to support experiential learning development moving forward.
Faculties, departments and units also continue to pursue and create transformative experiential learning opportunities for students:
- The Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research (FGSR) placed more than 300 students in high-quality internships in industry, government and the social profit sector. They have also established professional leaves so that graduate students are able to take time from their programs to gain work experience without penalty.
- Augustana Campus is launching the new Pathways Program, which offers a stipend to students to join a rural Alberta community for an internship or placement project.
- Community Service-Learning in the Faculty of Arts has launched a new international experience for students: Global Service Learning in Nicaragua
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Peter Lougheed Leadership College
Objective 8 - Strategy iv
An ad hoc working group with representation from the Students’ Union, deans, and the Provost’s Office convened to develop a vision for the future of the Peter Lougheed Leadership College (PLLC), and for leadership initiatives more broadly at the University of Alberta. The working group published a set of recommendations which went to the General Faculties Council for consultation, and which will help guide the upcoming search for a new principal.