This fall, students in Philosophy 256S—one of UT’s first Experience Learning designated courses—will put their classroom lessons to work as they partner with Knoxville-area organizations that work with marginalized populations.
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Three short documentaries about local Vietnam veterans made by UT journalism students will be featured at Knoxville’s First Friday event and then air on East Tennessee PBS stations in conjunction with the broadcast of Ken Burns’s new epic documentary, The Vietnam War.
Twenty-five faculty members have been chosen as the first group of Experience Learning Faculty Fellows. They will receive grants to redesign courses to fit the requirements of Experience Learning. They will also participate in an Experience Learning Summer Institute from May 22 to June 30.
Faculty development grants are now available for faculty members who want to redesign courses to fit the guidelines and assessment processes of Experience Learning.
Grants and training are now available for faculty and staff to redesign courses or sponsor co-curricular or extracurricular programming that advances our Experience Learning initiative.
Clayton Frazier has joined Experience Learning as risk manager.
Experience Learning resource guides are now available for faculty and staff. Written with faculty, academic advisors, and staff members in mind, the guide was developed as a Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP) workbook to educate our campus community on what they can expect from the initiative both this year and in the future. To receive a
From seeking new uses for old buildings to finding ways to stimulate tourism, UT students are putting classroom lessons into practice in collaboration with Lenoir City, Tennessee, as part of this year’s Smart Communities Initiative (SCI). “Our Smart Communities Initiative is now in its third year and we’re excited to collaborate with our program partner, Lenoir City, on a cluster of projects focused on the downtown area,” said Kelly Ellenburg, director of UT’s Office of Service-Learning, which oversees the SCI.
Faculty can now apply to receive Experience Learning designations for courses they teach that include research or service-learning activities that meet the definition of experiential learning. A detailed explanation of the R designation and the course proposal form are available on the Office of Undergraduate Research web page. A detailed explanation of the S designation
UT’s Smart Communities Initiative has been honored by its past and continued partner, the Southeast Tennessee Development District.