Information for Faculty

Faculty members at STU: Are you engaging in experiential learning projects in your current classes, or have you always wanted to?  Are you unsure about whether the courses you are currently teaching meet the requirements for STU’s Certificate in Experiential Learning and Community Engagement?

The Academic Experiential Learning Coordinator is here to help!  


Whether you are considering implementing experiential learning principles into our courses for the first time or have been doing it for years, a conversation with the Academic Experiential Learning Coordinator will give you the opportunity to learn about the most up to date information and funding opportunities for experiential learning projects within your classes.  You will also learn about other exciting and exciting experiential learning opportunities specifically for STU students.

What is the Faculty Experiential Learning Grant?


St. Thomas University has received funding from the provincial government to support various class-based experiential learning activities. The objective of the Faculty Experiential Learning Grant is to support costs associated with creating for-credit and co-curricular experiential learning opportunities for undergraduate students at St. Thomas University that fall within the framework of current classes.

The grant will be used to fund projects that enable students to apply what they have learned in the classroom to a real-world context. These grants will be awarded on a rolling basis and decisions are made by the President’s Advisory Committee on Experiential Learning. 

Is the Faculty Experiential Learning Grant Right for Me?


To be eligible to apply for funding from the faculty grant for class-based experiential learning, proposed projects must meet the following guidelines.

  • be offered off campus (ex. field trips, observational research, site visits, community service learning, travelling to and participating in community performances. etc.).

  • be offered in New Brunswick. 

  • be a new or expanded initiative.

While experiential learning projects hold tremendous potential for student growth and community engagement, it is important to remember that such projects should not conflict with students’ class schedules.  Additionally, other commitments (work and family) may limit students’ ability to participate in the proposed project and faculty should take this into account when planning experiential learning activities.

 

Application Procedure:

 

  • Faculty interested in integrating experiential learning projects into their new or existing courses are encouraged to consult with Dr. Mike Fleming, the Academic Experiential Learning Coordinator at: mlfl@stu.ca 

  • When ready, faculty will submit a formal application using the online application form available at: STU Faculty Experiential Learning Grant 

  • Submission deadlines for the Winter 2018/19 Semester are: January 18, February 1, February 15, March 8, March 22, April 5, April 19 – these are the dates right before the Experiential Learning Advisory Committee meets to evaluate submissions.

  • If your opportunity will incur a cost of $50 or less, you can contact Mike directly with your proposal at any point.

Want to Learn More?


Contact: Mike Fleming, Academic Experiential Learning Coordinator, at: mlfl@stu.ca with “EL Question” in the subject line.