NEW DIRECTIONS IN EXP. ED.
 

The Institute’s theme, “New Directions in Experiential Education”, corresponds to exploring the many innovative ways that colleges and universities are engaging students in experiential learning. The curriculum is blended to cover the more traditional models of internships and cooperative education, as well as to more fully investigate, discuss, and design new strategies, with topics such as:

      • Internships & Co-ops
      • Service-Learning
      • Multidisciplinary Models of Experiential Learning
      • Undergraduate Research
      • Models of Reflection
      • International Placements

Specific modules will include: faculty engagement, learning assessment, learning competencies & outcomes, strategies for educational planning, and site development for experiential education.

 
INSTITUTE TEAMS
 
The Institute is designed for teams of two to five people. Teams may include faculty members, academic administrators, and experiential education program directors.
 
DEVELOP YOUR EDUCATIONAL PLANS
 
The Institute is designed for teams to develop an educational plan that strengthens and/or expands the institution’s experiential education portfolio. On the first day of the Institute, teams present their current campus programs, as well as their goals for the week. Team conversations will be facilitated by Institute Faculty Members. On the fifth day of the Institute, teams will present their future plans, followed by discussion and feedback from all Institute participants and faculty.
 
INSTITUTE FACULTY
 
The Institute’s Program Director is Dr. Richard Porter, Professor and Chair of Mathematics at Northeastern University; and Co-Director is Dr. James Stellar, Vice President for Academic Innovation and Experiential Education at Queens College, CUNY. Other Institute Faculty include 12 experiential education professionals from a variety of academic settings. Additional faculty information can be found here: www.waceinc.org/institute/faculty.html
 
INSTITUTE REGISTRATION FEE
 

The fee is $2,500 per person for the first two registrants and $2,000 for additional team members.

This all-inclusive fee includes:

  • Tuition and Institute materials
  • Team facilitator(s)
  • Consultations with Institute Faculty
  • Lodging for four nights at the Essex Conference Center & Retreat, located in Cape Ann, Massachusetts, U.S. All meals (with the exception of one dinner), including a New England Lobsterbake, receptions, and tea breaks
 
INSTITUTE REGISTRATION
 
An online registration form is available at www.waceinc.org/institute/registration.html

A non-refundable registration deposit of $5,000 (first two registrants) must accompany your Institute Registration Form no later than April 1, 2014. Full payment must be received by May 15, 2014.