ELN Studio Series

Stretching the Boundaries of High-Impact Experiential Learning

Join us as we explore critical issues and innovative models for leveraging the promise of high-impact experiential learning. Sessions will include panels, facilitated exercises, and strategy development on the topics and themes listed below. Please use the button below to register online!

All sessions are $100 and run 9 a.m.-2 p.m., including breakfast and lunch. Teams and individuals welcome. 

Please register at least 4 days prior to each session. 

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Mara Huber walking with community leader in Tanzania.

Deepening Engagement with Global Partners

Thursday, February 14, 2019

9 a.m.-2 p.m.

How can we support students’ increasing interest in global experiences in ways that are scalable, sustainable and equitable for both students and partners? This session will explore global engagement through a design framework to consider new paradigms that leverage technology, project-based learning and digital media while supporting deep and measurable impacts for both students and partners.

Mara Huber, Associate Dean and Director, Experiential Learning Network

Cindi Tysick, Associate Librarian and Head of Educational Services, University Libraries

Nancy Fernandez, Creativity Architect/Educational Futurist, Apostrophe Productions

Student wearing virtual reality headset.

Making High-Impact Experiential Learning Accessible to ALL Students

Thursday, March 14, 2019

9 a.m.-2 p.m.

How can we leverage the benefits of high-impact experiential learning for students who lack the time, money or access to transformative opportunities? This session will explore innovative models that reduce access barriers while expanding space for student-driven innovation and community impacts. Pedagogical innovations, including technology-supported engagement, project-based learning and digital media, will be discussed.

Mara Huber, Associate Dean and Director, Experiential Learning Network

Christina Heath, Administrative Director, Experiential Learning Network

Nancy Fernandez, Creativity Architect/Educational Futurist, Apostrophe Productions

Student talking with community partner in Tanzania.

Assessing High-Impact Experiential Learning: Dashboards, Story-Telling and Connected Narratives

Thursday, March 28, 2019

9 a.m.-2 p.m.

As we work to push the boundaries of high-impact experiential learning, we must move beyond traditional assessment metrics and methodologies that are inherently flat and limited. This session will explore three innovative approaches that utilize assessment dashboards, digital media and connected narratives—new models that embrace the rich and emergent nature of experiential learning while helping to build capacity for further engagement and learning.

Mara Huber, Associate Dean and Director, Experiential Learning Network

Carol Van Zile-Tamsen, Assistant Vice Provost and Director, Educational Effectiveness

Douglas Levere, Digital Image Specialist, University Communications