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Academic Experiential Learning

Academic Experiential Learning includes a number of projects where the student incorporates a learning experience that takes place outside the classroom or outside the role of a typical undergraduate student. Such projects include:

Study Abroad: Many honors students take advantage of the study abroad trips and exchange programs developed and led through the Office of International Programs and Services.

Undergraduate Research Projects: These projects are outside the parameters of the Honors Thesis/Capstone Project. Independent research mentored by a faculty member and opportunities like National Science Foundation Research Experiences for Undergraduates as well as research assistant positions fall under this category.  Please note that for student-initiated research projects to count for the experiential learning requirement, they must follow at least three criteria: 1) the research cannot be a class assignment, 2) the research cannot be work for the thesis and 3) the research must be mentored by a faculty member.

Peer Leaders/Peer Instructors: Students may also apply to be a Peer Leader or Peer Instructor through the First-Year Experience Office.

Undergraduate Student Teaching Assistantships and Supplemental Instructors: Teaching assistantships and supplemental instructor positions are available for academically strong and talented students in certain departments. See your department for these opportunities.

Professional Development, Internship and Co-op: Internships and co-ops must be for academic credit through the student’s academic major or minor. Clinical hours for School of Nursing majors and student teaching for College of Education majors also fall under this category.

Last updated: 6/13/2018