Building Capacity

Last updated: June 7, 2018


Goal

In order to build capacity for experiential learning at the University of Guelph, we have committed to creating an infrastructure for supporting experiential learning within the curriculum and co-curriculum. Additionally, we aim to provide targetted support to experiential learning intitiatives and classes in academic departments in the arts, humanities and social sciences. Furthermore, as we proceed with implementing our experiential learning strategy, we will ensure that our intiatives are informed by insight from our key stakeholders: students, industry, and community partners. 

Status and Timelines

Action Item   Start Time  End Time Status 
Establish core experential learning team  October 2017 January 2018 Completed 
Hire student staff to support marketing and website development October 2017 October 2017 Completed 
Hire experiential learning coordinators for College of Arts and College of Social and Applied Human Sciences  January 2018 January 2018 Completed
Conduct student focus groups, polls, and surveys February 2018 April 2018 Completed
Host community partner roundtable and publish summary report and infographic May 2018 Summer 2018  Completed
Host industry roundtables  January 2018  Summer 2018 Completed

Background

These initiatives are at the foundation of the University's Experiential Learning Strategy implementation, which began in October 2017. 

 

Experience Profiles

  • Can is an international co-op student at the University of Guelph who has been involved in experiential learning on campus from his first year here. He has worked on-campus, and is engaged in student clubs like the Guelph Student Investment Council and My World, My Choice. Can has completed co-op terms at Maple Leaf Sports Entertainment and Fidelity Investments.