NSEE Workshops at Purdue Calumet

Experiential Learning invites you to attend the NSEE Workshops at Purdue Calumet

Thursday & Friday, September 16 & 17, 2010

SUL 321

Thursday, September 16, 2010: 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM

Legal Issues of Internships and Experiential Learning, Marla Morgen, DePaul University

This workshop examines the broad range of legal issues that arise in administering experiential learning programs, with particular emphasis on the reciprocal rights and responsibilities of the school, work-site, and student. Key issues such as student, school and work-site liability, risk management (including waivers, assumption of risk and insurance), protecting and accommodating student rights (including discrimination and ADA compliance), tax and compensation consideration, contractual obligations, and issues arising out of the use of public funds, will be examined. Time will be allotted for participants to engage in a discussion of these issues, as well as explore the application of legal issues to their specific programs in a “legal clinic” format.

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Friday, September 17, 2010:

Track One (9:00 AM – 12:00 PM)

Service-Learning, Civic Engagement & Experiential Education, Dwight Giles, University of Massachusetts

The rich continuum of service-learning approaches provides higher education a sound and empirically-based approach to teaching and learning that results in the kind of higher-order understanding that colleges and universities promise but, in reality, is difficult to realize. This workshop focuses on course-embedded service-learning, complemented by participatory action research, internships, work-study, and co-curricular campus-community collaboration as significant ways to enhance the educational experience, meet higher education objectives, and mobilize resources for and strengthen community partnerships.

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Track Two (1:00 PM – 4:00 PM)

Teaching Experientially, Dwight Giles, University of Massachusetts

This EEA elective workshop will focus on how to establish guidelines for courses and programs to fulfill experiential learning requirements: learning goals and objectives; academic integration; reading and writing assignments; outcomes; evaluation and assessment; designing the experiential components; numbers of hours in class and out of class; reflection. Using and applying the Eight Standards of Good Practice for All Experiential Learning Activities will be stressed (internship, co-op, service-learning, study abroad, practicum, etc.). Participants will work in groups to construct course syllabi which incorporate experiential learning components and meet established guidelines.

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