Developing an EL Q-Course
The key to the success of Experienced@Coastal is integrating experiential learning activities into the curriculum across the disciplines. In order for our students to identify EL courses we have arranged to have a “Q” in the section number on webadvisor for all courses that have EL as a component. In order for them to plan for their future courses, departments have the option of having courses approved as EL courses in the university catalog. These classes will have either a “Q” (when all sections will always be EL classes) or a “Q*” (when some sections will be offered as EL) in the course number.
We have developed a number of materials to aid you in either converting an existing course into an EL class, or to create a new course that involves experiential learning activities. We also offer sessions to help you fill out the forms to either have your section of a course approved as a “Q” section and to have a class designated as a “Q” course in the university catalog (follow this link to look for when the sessions are offered.
Begin by opening the How to Develop an EL Q-Course and the Course Pack Best Practices files. These files take you through the process step by step. Other supporting materials include the EL Course Application Form which must be completed and processed before a course can qualify as an EL course, the Training Assessment Rubrics, which is the master rubric for all assessment of EL courses, and My Assessment Rubrics which is a blank rubric that you will use to translate the master rubric criteria to fit you specific classes.
If you have questions, contact your QEP College Coordinator: Business; Education; Humanities and Fine Arts; Science; University College. The Experiential Learning Office is also ready to help you to develop your EL courses.