Experiential learning actively engages students, fosters motivation, and links theoretical knowledge to real-world applications. For those reasons, it is increasingly central to college and university strategic plans. And as more students (and parents) seek out institutions that offer experiential learning, prioritizing this type of programming offers a competitive advantage, attracting students and enhancing a school’s reputation.
For students, experiential learning cultivates essential skills like problem-solving, critical thinking, and communication, aligning graduates with the demands of today’s job market. Moreover, experiential learning promotes personal growth and self-confidence by challenging students and broadening their perspectives.
Preeminent researcher on experiential learning George D. Kuh assists universities nationwide with assessment strategies and student engagement. Join him on Thursday, November 2nd at 1pm ET/10am PT for Take High Quality, High-Impact Practices to Scale, a PeopleGrove workshop.
In his research, Kuh has seen how implementing experiential learning at scale on college campuses is challenging due to resource constraints, faculty resistance, and the need for significant curricular and cultural shifts. Overcoming these barriers requires dedicated leadership, sufficient resources, and a commitment to fostering a culture that values experiential learning as an integral part of education. Kuh will speak through these challenges with workshop attendees.
Designed for those charged with implementing experiential learning on campus, whether through new or existing initiatives, Kuh will guide attendees on:
- Where to start implementing experiential learning
- How to continually engage and align faculty and staff
- How to scale High-Impact Practices on your campus
- What counts as a High-Impact Educational Practice
- How to measure learning and outcomes
- George D. Kuh, Chancellor’s Professor Emeritus of Higher Education at Indiana University (IU)
- Keesa Sung, Director of Product Marketing at PeopleGrove
More on workshop leader George D. Kuh:
George D. Kuh is the founding director of IU’s Center for Postsecondary Research, the National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE), and the National Institute for Learning Outcomes Assessment (NILOA). George has more than 400 publications and made several hundred presentations on topics related to assessment strategies, institutional improvement, college student engagement, and campus cultures. He has consulted with about 400 institutions and organizations in the U.S. and abroad. His recent books include Using Evidence of Student Learning to Improve Higher Education (2015), Ensuring Quality and Taking High-Impact Practices to Scale (2013), High Impact Practices (2008), and Student Success in College: Creating Conditions That Matter (2005, 2010). His work has been recognized with awards from the American College Personnel Association, American Educational Research Association, Association for Institutional Research, Association for the Study of Higher Education, Council for Adult and Experiential Learning, Council of Independent Colleges, National Association of Student Personnel Administrators, and National Center on Public Policy in Higher Education as well as eleven honorary degrees.