All University of Alabama faculty and staff interested in using best-practices based ELOs to assist undergraduates in developing strong problem-solving skills are eligible to apply to Learning in Action. Learning in Action has particular interest in engaging diverse student populations and providing unique opportunities to actualize creativity and innovation in teaching and learning. Faculty and staff who are selected will:
- be recognized as campus leaders in experiential learning;
- receive guidance from national leaders in the field of experiential learning through on-campus and off-campus events;
- be supported by a collaborative peer network via professional learning communities and the Office of Institutional Effectiveness;
- be eligible for reimbursement up to $1,000 to be used for professional development related to teaching, research, or service in their discipline and/or experiential learning; and
- be eligible to receive up to $1,000 in reimbursement for resources needed to implement the ELO.
Note: As members of professional learning communities, faculty/staff selected for participation are expected to attend all meetings with their learning community and the Learning in Action Summit or Workshops. Each cohort will also contribute to the implementation and assessment of ELOs at UA.
All applications for the Learning in Action Program will be reviewed and evaluated by the Learning in Action Advisory Board and QEP team. Preference will be given to applicants who:
- Clearly describe how designing a high-quality ELO will assist in supporting student learning outcomes
- Clearly describe how the proposed ELO will contribute to developing undergraduate students’ real-world problem solving skills
- Propose ELOs that purposefully explore issues of diversity within individuals, groups and contexts
- Aspire to foster creativity and innovation in themselves and their students through Learning in Action