ERIC Number: ED333815
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991
Reference Count: N/A
A Study of the Role and Scope of Experiential Learning at Unity College, Unity, Maine.
Raiola, Edward O.; And Others
A survey of the faculty reviewed and assessed the role and importance of experiential learning through internships at Unity College, Maine, an independent, coeducational undergraduate college of 400 students specializing in environmental programs. The 45 full- and part-time faculty received the questionnaire. Among those, 34 faculty, or 76 percent returned the survey. Results indicated that there is a high degree of faculty involvement in experiential learning, as 151 courses, over 80 percent, offered experiential learning. Analysis of the data indicated that faculty involvement is primarily the result of the effort of individual faculty members who have a special commitment to the practice and educational philosophy of experiential learning and not due to support from the college. The study results also suggest that experiential learning opportunities are an integral part of Unity College. However, there is a need for a more focused commitment from the administration in order to strongly support experiential learning at Unity College. Appendixes (about two-thirds of the document) detail results and include the survey instrument. (JB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Unity College, ME.