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TAMUT Schedules Experiential Learning Showcase

Published: April 15, 2019

Texas A&M University-Texarkana is set to hold its annual Experiential Learning Showcase Tuesday, April 23, 2019. The event will take place from 10:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. in Eagle Hall and the Eagle Lounge inside the University Center building. The showcase is free and open to the public.

Experiential Learning (EL) is the focus of the university’s quality enhancement initiative Connect 360: The Eagle Experience. The showcase celebrates the authentic work students are doing in their courses through internship, service learning, research and study abroad opportunities. Connect 360 is part of the university’s Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP) for accreditation.

A&M-Texarkana defines experiential learning as structured activities that increase authentic experiences of students based on National Society for Experiential Education (NSEE) principles.  “We’ve seen some far reaching accomplishments by students that started with an experiential class assignment. These projects help students grow in their cognitive abilities, critical thinking, and social-team work skills,” states QEP Co-Director and Associate Professor Gaynell Green. The EL initiative was developed through a comprehensive process involving all university stakeholders and is faculty-driven. “Students seem enthused about learning more about their fields after seeing that work they produced for class is of real use to others,” states Dr. Kevin Ells, Associate Professor of Mass Communications.

Student posters and multi-media presentations will be displayed between 10:00 a.m. and 12:00 p.m. The Student Awards & Experiential Learning Celebration will take place between 12:00 p.m. and 1:00 p.m. and will include the naming of the Presidential Award and People’s Choice Award winners. Refreshments will be provided.  

For questions, please contact Sara Lawrence, Co-Director of QEP and Associate Dean for College of Arts, Sciences, and Education at 903-223-3095 or sara.lawrence@tamut.edu.  

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