Monday, October 16, 2006

UIS launches experiential and service-learning initiative

UIS has consolidated its efforts in nontraditional, outside-the-classroom learning with the inception this fall of Experiential and Service-Learning Programs. The new entity encompasses existing programs in Applied Studies and Credit for Prior Learning, with the addition of the new Service-Learning program.

Elaine Rundle-Schwark, director of Experiential and Service-Learning Programs, explained that requirements that went into effect this academic year prompted formation of the combined program. Rundle-Schwark said that while the AST and CPL programs will fall under the EXS-L umbrella, there have been no changes in their curricula or in how these programs are facilitated. "Service-Learning is an effort to enrich students' education by engaging them in meaningful service to their communities," she said.

Classes in the new Service-Learning program will be offered beginning with the 2007 spring semester. Read more>>

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