The key to Action Learning is leaving the classroom and engaging professional and community partners and visiting places in the world that will harness  the student's mind, body, skill and genius.

The OSAL's role is to collaborate with faculty, students, community and professional partners in facilitating that engagement.

The Office of Student Action Learning can:

  • Create, innovative and original activities supporting course content
  • Provide ideas and examples of possible action learning projects and expeditions
  • Create safe and  engaging  action learning expeditions
  • Help establish and build community and professional partnerships
  • Bring together campus and community resources to support action learning activities, projects and expeditions
  • Direct faculty to useful resources to help them build action learning expeditionary activities
  • Provide support through the Faculty Fellowship Program

Faculty Fellowship

Goal: to support faculty as they create action learning projects and expeditions.

As part of the fellowship, faculty will receive the following:

  • Resources to assist with the design and development of and innovative action-learning projects and expeditions
  • Assistance in creating and building community and professional partnerships,
  • Assistance in orienting students to action learning,
  • Assistance in structuring appropriate reflection exercises, and,
  • Assignment of an Action Learning Leader (student leader) to assist in action learning activities, expeditions building and facilitating. (Action Learning Leaders receive compensation for their time and leadership responsibilities)
  • Fellows are awarded a stipend as part of the training. The training constitutes five discussion and building sessions.

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Faculty Learning Fellows

Goal: to train and support faculty in working with students in integrative experiential learning projects in or outside the class room and/or off-campus learning expeditions, and in finding and forming relationships with off-campus entities who desire to work with students in engaged learning experiences.

Faculty will use the fellowship to integrate engaged-student learning into their course. As part of the fellowship, faculty will receive the following:

  • Readings and resources to assist them with the design and development of innovative action learning activities and expeditions.
  • Assistance in forming business and community partners and preparing and orienting students to an engaged-learning activity or expedition.
  • Assistance in building and facilitating integrative engaged learning initiatives, elements, content or University Projects.
  • Assistance in planning and facilitating outside the class engaged learning experiences.

Fellows maybe awarded a stipend of up to $500.00, for training attendance and expedition attendance. Each faculty member awarded a fellowship will agree to do the following:

  • Attend and participate in four fellowship sessions and an engaged-learning expedition or university project.
  • Revise a syllabus for at least one course to include integrative student engaged-learning components.
  • Commit to incorporate an innovative action learning activity or expedition in at least one class for the following semester or calendar school year (may include summer class, which includes an expedition or university project).

Action Learning Leaders

Action Learning Leaders are trained student leaders who design and coordinate activities supporting teachers in the classroom which:

  • Cultivate a strong personal desire and commitment to a UVU education and degree completion,
  • Foster an attitude which supports personal growth and development,
  • Develop effective approaches for study, deep learning and life-long learning,
  • Establish meaningful and supportive relationships with professional community partners,
  • Build and facilitate action learning activities which reveal and engage student genius.

As an Action Learning Leaders, you will be trained, supported and compensated by the Office of Student Action Learning. You will find great satisfaction as you lead other students and assist faculty in their Action Leaning expeditions and activities. To learn more about building student engaged learning experiences and becoming an Action Learning Leader, visit the Office of Student Action Learning (SLWC 214m), call us (801-863-6227), view our recent events on YOUTUBE, email us at , or visit our Zone calendar.

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