To satisfy the applied learning experience requirement, students must complete a minimum of 75 hours as part of the experience and earn an S in an APPL course:
- APPL 291 Community-Based Learning
- APPL 292 Cross-Cultural Experiences
- APPL 293 Integrative Learning Projects
- APPL 294 Internships & Practicums
- APPL 295 Student Research & Scholarship
There are 3 ways to register for one of these courses:
- Register for a course or take part in an experience which is on this approved list. Some Jan term courses may count for applied learning too; they’ll be added for Jan term 2022 once they’re approved this spring. The required reflection is built into the course/experience, so you’ll meet the applied learning requirement with no extra steps.
- Register for a course or take part in an experience which is approved on this list. These courses/experiences don’t include the required reflection on your experiences automatically. To meet the applied learning requirement this way, use this link to add the APPL course to your schedule during the appropriate semester. The form will route to your mentor and the person sponsoring your applied learning experience for approval. At the end of the semester, you’ll be required to upload a reflection about your experiences to the Moodle site for the APPL course in order to earn an S in the APPL course.
- Propose your own applied learning experience! We want to support you pursuing the experiences that are meaningful and valuable to you. Use this link to propose your own applied learning experience. The form will ask you for a brief description and rationale that will be sent to the Applied Learning Committee for approval. At the end of the semester, you’ll be required to upload a reflection about your experiences to the Moodle site for the APPL course in order to earn an S in the APPL course.
For questions, please contact Karla McCain.
Learning outcomes and prompts for required reflection
|APPL learning outcome||Reflection prompt question|
|Students will connect and apply their academic learning to experiences outside the classroom.||Describe how you used or built on things you learned from any of your courses at AC through this experience. Include examples of how you applied your previous knowledge or observed the application of previous knowledge during your applied learning experience.|
|Students will practice behaviors and exhibit attitudes necessary for lifelong learning and/or career after graduation.||Describe some ways that this experience (a) strengthened your skills for a career you are thinking of pursuing or (b) encouraged you to explore a new topic or develop a new interest (even if it’s not related to a future career). Include examples of activities/tasks that strengthened your skills or encouraged new exploration.|
|Students will reflect constructively on their applied learning experience as they consider decisions about their future.||Describe some ways this experience has influenced your plans for the rest of your time in college and after you graduate, whether in the short term or the long term (or both). These may be plans related to your career or job, involvement in the community, or personal pursuits. Include examples of things you did during this experience that impacted your thoughts about your future.|