Applied Learning Center
The Applied Learning Center is the home of the Internships, Service Learning, Civic Engagement, and Undergraduate Research.
These programs represent "high impact educational practices" documented by George Kuh and the Association of American Colleges and Universities. They provide opportunities for student learning through experiences outside of the classroom.
We are pleased to announce that the Center for Urban Connections is now called the Civic Engagement Program. The unit formerly known as the Center for Urban Connections has been refocused on programming that offers educationally meaningful service designed to positively impact the community and provide opportunities for students to develop as engaged citizens.
Internships are work experiences related to a student's major. They can be paid or unpaid and can often be done for academic credit.
The Internship Program assists students with the process of finding and internship. We also work with students to get academic credit for their internships for most majors.
Research projects enhance students' preparation for employment and graduate school. The Undergraduate Research Program provides support for students interested in research projects and the faculty who mentor them. Projects and activities include:
- Student Mini-Grants
- The Undergraduate Research Conference: A Symposium of Scholarly Works and Creative Projects
- Student workshops
- Community-Based Research Fellows
Service Learning connects faculty and community agencies for service-based learning projects related to the material covered in a specific class. Service learning designated classes help students seek out and find classes with hands-on projects.
- Service learning mini-grants for faculty
- Service learning class designation process
- Community-Based Research Fellows Grant Program