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
Senate Action and Date:
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 administrative officials as the committee deems appropriate, serving 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 service-learning 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
David Pratt (CHAIR)