Experiential Learning Faculty Fellows
Building Experience into Learning across UTC 
October 2016-May 2017

The National Society of Experiential Education uses eight principles of good practice for Experiential Learning: Intention, Preparation, Authenticity, Reflection, Orientation, Monitoring, Assessment and Acknowledgment. We currently have over 100 designated experiential learning opportunities available to our students at UTC, and this number continues to grow. But what does experiential learning look like at UTC as a whole? How can we overcome the obstacles that hinder more robust connection of theory to practice through the above principles in our disciplines? In this cohort, each member will study and review currently designated classes, develop their own experiential learning class, apply for the experiential learning course designation for Fall 2017 (February 20th deadline), and share the experience of applying with other faculty.

 Members of the cohort will meet monthly, October 2016-May 2017 and complete the following:

  • Apply for experiential learning course designation for one of their Fall 2017 classes.
  • Share information about experiential learning and course designations with their College and Department through meetings or presentations prior to the February 20th deadline.
  • Present as a group at the UTC Instructional Excellence Conference on May 9-10, 2017.


Participants completing the cohort activities will be paid $500 ($250 at the end of fall semester and $250 at the end of spring semester) upon completion of deliverables outlined in the agreement.

Bengt Carlson coordinates this Faculty Fellows cohort. Please submit Applications to bengt-carlson@utc.edu by August 15, 2016