Quality Initiative: Experiential Education Academy Experiential Learning Center Assessment

Quality Initiative

Experiential learning is the heart of Culver-Stockton College educational experience. The college's commitment to experiential learning is reflected in our mission statement, and is why Experiential Learning is the pillar of the Quality Initiative. To advance Experiential Learning we are focused on the QI areas of NSEE Experiential Education Academy Faculty Certification, Center for Experiential Learning, and Assessment of Experiential Learning.

Experiential Education Academy

Our goal to certify 100% of our facutly in Experiential Learning is well on its way. Over 80% of faculty have attended the NSEE Experiential Education Academy. This Program ensures excellence in our experiential education pedagogy. This sets ourselves apart from other schools with a focus on experiential learning by ensuring that the overwhelming majority of our faculty are knowledgeable experiential learning practitioners.

Center for Experiential Learning

A Center for Experiential Learning will foster a campus culture centered on student engagement and experiential learning. The Center will provide the foundation for the future expansion of experiential learning at C-SC by featuring our seven types of experiential learning, facilitating faculty development efforts, and serving as a showplace for our experiential learning achievements. The center will also support the college's vision by creating stronger connections between curricular and co-curricular activities.

Assessment

The purpose of the experiential learning assessment plan is to set forth the steps needed to fully assess this approach to teaching and learning as well as the best path to future enhancements and implementations of experiential learning at C-SC.