Since the launch of the Curricular Inventory in March, the EL Team has received a wealth of information on experiential learning (EL) practices embedded in courses on our campus. To continue our efforts in understanding the experiential learning landscape at the University of Guelph, the Experiential Learning Team will be launching a co-curricular EL inventory.
In order to understand the full scope of experiential learning at U of G, it was important that we consider the student experience. As key stakeholders, students have an important perspective on the experiential learning opportunities offered both inside and outside the classroom. To explore the factors that impede or support student participation in experiential learning opportunities, a series of eight focus groups were hosted between the Guelph and Guelph-Humber campuses in Winter 2018.
We have embarked upon a key initiative that will support the seven Colleges – and the Institution - in advancing experiential learning (EL) at the University of Guelph. Over the past several months, the Experiential Learning Team has been working hard to support the Institution in building capacity to expand and promote our EL offerings. With support from the Office of Institutional Analysis and Research, we are developing a centrally coordinated repository of curricular EL opportunities.