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Experiential Learning

The purpose of the Quality Experiential Learning (QEL) program is to strengthen the abilities of students to link theory with practice by expanding and enhancing experiential learning (EL) across the University’s educational programs.

Students who participate in the EL courses have a heightened sense of the value, relevance and advantage of their collegiate studies to life beyond the University. EL is defined as the process whereby learning occurs through reflection on doing, and knowledge is discovered as a result of guided, purposeful experience(s). Examples of activities associated with EL already represented in the University’s courses and programs include internships, undergraduate research and scholarship, service learning, international experiences, and various designed projects.