Essential Learning Outcome:
Applied and Integrative Learning (AIL)
Definition: Applied and Integrative Learning is an understanding and disposition that a student builds across curriculum and co-curriculum, fostering learning between courses or by connecting courses to experiential learning opportunities.
EXPECTATIONS FOR STUDENT LEARNING
Students must demonstrate knowledge of and/or skill in three out of the following six criteria:
- Effectively compare life experiences and academic knowledge, identifying similarities and differences, and acknowledging new perspectives.
- Connecting examples, facts, or theories from more than one field of study.
- Synthesizing current and past learning in an activity or experience like co-op, internship, practicum or independent research.
- Integrating communication by choosing a format, language or form of visual communication, to connect content and form, demonstrating an awareness of purpose and audience.
- Articulating growth in and awareness of changes in own learning, including the contribution of contextual factors.
- Synthesizing current and past learning in an entrepreneurial endeavor.
Sample Activities or Assignments
- A history paper that incorporates an aspect of a student’s life experiences in a reflective manner, using their experiences to examine or measure course theories or topics. [Criterion 1]
- A philosophy paper that integrates information from a history, economics, or political science course. [Criterion 2]
- An engineering problem that asks the student to examine ethical dilemmas or social awareness in their field. [Criteria 2 & 3]
- An oral presentation in a history class that is accompanied by a visual presentation (PowerPoint, video, graphs, etc.) [Criterion 4]
- Papers, visual forms, or performances that also include a reflective component addressing the student’s ability to increase future effectiveness. [Criterion 5]