Experiential Learning Course Proposal

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Faculty course proposals for Experiential Learning can use the following checklist to prepare to submit their course (s) to the Course Information Management (CIM) system:

All EL-designated courses/programs must involve significant experience-based learning beyond that which typically occurs in the undergraduate classroom or class-related laboratory setting; and a level of academic rigor and educational effectiveness comparable to what is found in a typical Miami University undergraduate course.

  1. Review the Experiential Learning Rubric

  2. Include the following criteria:

    • A program description (1-2 paragraphs) that helps to explain how the course, program, or initiative reflects the goals of Experiential Learning.

    • evidence of an application of academic knowledge and/or skills. Does the proposal briefly describe the opportunities present in the course/program for students to apply academic ideas, concepts, theories and/or skills to practice?

    • evidence of sustained and significant mentor/student interaction: Does the proposal briefly describe the opportunities present in the course/program for students to interact meaningfully with their faculty/staff mentor(s) throughout the experience?

    • evidence of sustained student involvement or immersion: Does the proposal briefly describe the total amount of time that students will be expected to devote to this experience? Note: At minimum, the time commitment should be roughly equal to that required in a one-credit hour course.

    • evidence of Student reflection: Does the proposal briefly describe the opportunities (e.g. a portfolio, final essay, faculty/student meeting, or other structured assignment) present in the course/program for meaningful student reflection on his/her learning? Please see the Written Communication and Critical Thinking rubrics for possible competencies.

  1. Upload the course syllabus, which includes:
    • A description of the course, course goals, and a statement noting that the course meets the Global Miami Plan Experiential Learning requirement.

When you are ready to submit for approval, you must use the Curriculum Management Forms for courses or programs on the Registrar's website. If you have questions about the CIM system, please contact Shelly Jarrett Bromberg, (jarretam@MiamiOH.edu).