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)