ERIC Number: ED320470
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988
Reference Count: N/A
National Project To Strengthen Experiential Education in U.S. Colleges and Universities.
Kendall, Jane C.
The purpose of the 3-year project was to strengthen the role of experiential education as an accepted and effectively used way of teaching in a majority of postsecondary institutions and to make it available to a majority of future learners as part of the regular curriculum. Among specific objectives were assisting 160 colleges and universities to integrate experiential education into their missions and curricula; testing five models of institutional assistance, and helping campus-based advocates of experiential education to become more sophisticated in using principles of effective institutional change. The five different models of service delivery tested were: (1) on-site campus consultation; (2) regional or thematic workshops; (3) national workshop with individual consultation; (4) national workshop only; and (5) observer institutions. Project results included assistance to 454 schools. Three models of service delivery were found to be effective and feasible in helping schools institutionalize experiential education: on-site campus consultation, regional or thematic workshops, and national workshops. It was concluded that faculty involvement in experiential education is crucial for its integration into the higher education mainstream. Appended to the document are a final project evaluation and a list of the institutions that participated. (DB)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National Society for Internships and Experiential Education, Raleigh, NC.