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Office of Experiential Education Spring Events

Thursday, January 26, 2023
12:00 am

We hope you are having a wonderful start to your spring semester. We wanted to take a moment to make you aware of our upcoming Office of ExEd Community of Practice events and ExEd Champions workshops.

Community of Practice: Digital and International Collaborations through COIL and Virtual Exchange. Thursday, January 26 from 10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. on Zoom. In Collaborative Online International Learning (COIL) programs, university classes from different countries collaborate digitally to spark innovation. From working with international partners, to supporting student collaboration, to mediating relationships and learning digitally, there’s a lot that ExEd practitioners can learn from the COIL model. This Community of Practice session will help you consider how you can apply skills and frameworks used in COIL to ExEd both within and beyond the COIL model.

Community of Practice: Practitioner-Scholars and the Scholarship of ExEd. Wednesday, March 22 from 2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. on Zoom. Many ExEd Program leaders have wondered how they might turn their work with ExEd into journal publications and conference presentations, but it can be a challenge to know where to begin. Join Dr. Patrick Green, Executive Director of the Center for Engaged Learning, Teaching, and Scholarship at Loyola University Chicago, as he discusses the concept of practitioner-scholars and the scholarship of ExEd.

You can register for these events by completing the Qualtrics Event RSVP. Zoom links to the events will be sent via Outlook appointments.

Additionally, several of our ExEd Champions will be leading workshops on their areas of expertise.

Champions Workshop: Establishing and Sustaining ExEd Partnerships. Wednesday, February 1 from 10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. on Zoom. ExEd Champions Aaron Thompson and Jenny Bay will lead this session on working with partners from industry, the community, and on campus. This workshop will also include a Q&A session with ExEd partners internal and external to Purdue.

Champions Workshop: Teaching Intercultural Learning Skills. Wednesday, February 15 from 3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. in WALC 3154. Experiential learning often involves working with people from diverse backgrounds. In this interactive workshop, ExEd Champions Joe Tort and Michael Bittinger will lead participants through intercultural learning activities to practice the awareness of and flexibility toward differences.

Champions Workshop: Scholarship of Engagement. Tuesday, February 28 from 1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. RAWL 2077 and on Zoom. The Scholarship of Engagement involves taking the University's reciprocal partnerships with communities and industries—partnerships that enhance the human condition through impactful and replicable innovations—and makes their collective work and impact public. In this workshop, ExEd Champion Jason Ware will provide attendees with an introduction to the Scholarship of Engagement and will take participants through activities to brainstorm incorporating Engaged Scholarship into your work.

Champions Workshop: Folding ExEd into Academic Courses. Tuesday, April 4 from 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. in WALC B066. Hands-on experiences are what makes learning come alive for students. Join ExEd Champion Bill Oakes as he leads this interactive workshop on incorporating ExEd experiences and engagement into academic courses.

To register for these events, please complete the Qualtrics Event RSVP. Those who RSVP will be sent calendar appointments via Outlook, which will include Zoom links where applicable.


Finally, the ExEd Champions will also be participating in the Chat with the ExEd Champions event! This event will be held on Tuesday, February 7 from 2:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. in STEW 218AB. This event is designed to allow faculty and staff the opportunity drop in and chat with thewith the ExEd Champions to brainstorm ideas and ask questions about experiential education. Refreshments will be provided. For more information about this event, or to RSVP, please visit the ExEd Champions website

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