FSD 21-13 Resolution for Experiential Learning Committee New Draft

April 5, 2022

Establishing a Subordinate Committee of Experiential Learning under General Education and Assessment

FSD 21-13 Experiential Learning Subordinate Committee

Purdue University Northwest Faculty Senate


Submission Date: March 2022

Presented for Information:  April 8, 2022

Senate Action and Date:  May 6, 2022


WHEREAS: The Constitution establishes that the Senate shall create the standing committees needed to exercise its general powers, responsibilities, and duties (Section V. Operation of the Senate), and

WHEREAS: The Faculty of Purdue University Northwest values experiential education as an important aspect of the academic preparation of students for their careers and for life, and

WHEREAS: An Experiential Learning ad hoc committee was formed and active under FSD 17-10 to establish procedures for the approval of new Experiential Learning (EL) courses and the revalidation of existing EL courses for PNW, and

WHEREAS:  Purdue University Northwest, as an indication of support for experiential learning (EL), passed FSD-16-25 which requires one (1) EL course for all students graduating with a baccalaureate degree from the institution, beginning with students admitted for Fall 2017, and

WHEREAS:  Purdue University Northwest has established Experiential Learning as a specific goal in the new strategic plan, and

BE IT RESOLVED: The General Education and Assessment Committee recommends that a new Experiential Learning standing subordinate committee be formed with the following purpose, membership, and functions.

Purpose:  To provide general oversight, expansion, communication, and development of Experiential Learning courses at Purdue University Northwest.

Membership:  At least three (3) faculty members, and no more than two administrative members (who will serve without vote).


  • Provide oversight and recommendations for the creation, nature, and approval of curricular offerings of the PNW Experiential Learning Program.
  • Make recommendations for formalizing the assessment and evaluation of experiential learning activities.
  • Facilitate and encourage faculty to develop increased opportunities for civic engagement and servicelearning projects into the classroom, in order to increase the number of community partners working with PNW students.

Submitted by the General Education and Assessment Committee (7-0 vote in favor of resolution)

David Pratt (CHAIR)

Khair Al-Shamaileh

Renee Conroy

Maria Garcia-Verdugo

David Kozel

Julia Rogers

Sham Tickoo