Lecture Series: Exploring Experiential Learning

A year-long series of events for faculty and staff sponsored by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation

Experiential learning has shown positive outcomes in 21st century higher education in many forms, including outdoor education, cooperative learning, undergraduate research, internships, inquiry-based learning, service learning, and problem-based learning (Kanters, 2002; Osteen, 2008; Peters & Stearns, 2003; Phipps, Phipps, Kask, & Higgins; Young, 2007).

Through the 2010-2011 school year, the College will continue to engage faculty members across the curriculum, as well as colleagues from nearby institutions, in discussions about the many models of experiential learning. Planned events in the fall 2009 semester included a keynote speaker and a panel discussion with renowned faculty leaders in experiential learning.

In the spring 2010 semester, there were opportunities for Randolph College faculty to participate in site visits to other campuses as well as mini-grants for curricular revision on our campus. Additional readings about experiential learning are available for faculty members to review; most items are on reserve in the Lipscomb Library or may be accessed electronically.

For more information, please contact Lynn Barlotta in the Dean of the College Office at 434-947-8820 or lbarlotta@randolphcollege.edu .