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Faculty Development - Experiential Learning Teaching Certificate Goes Online

The faculty development component of Students Connected continues to evolve as changing conditions warrant. Prior to the pandemic , we held faculty development opportunities face-to-face yet these were poorly attended. Faculty expressed interest in the workshops but were often unable to attend. So, in the spring of 2020 we decided to develop the “Students Connected Experiential Learning Teaching Certificate,”  which could be earned entirely online. This certificate consists of required synchronous virtual workshops and pre-recorded asynchronous faculty presentations. We rolled out the certificate in the spring of 2021. Our first workshop was held at the end of February with a cohort of 14 faculty. In the end, 11 faculty successfully completed the certificate. We are also planning to offer a Faculty Learning Community in the fall of 2021 with 10 faculty. This FLC is geared towards faculty who have earned the certificate, participated in Students Connected, and want to continue to develop as experiential learning educators. The FLC will span the fall and spring semesters, with the SoTL goal of giving a panel presentation at the Lilly Conference in Asheville in the fall of 2022.

Experietial Learning Week - Face to Face & Virtual

October 19 - 23!! Register for updates and events here.

Please join us for the Students Connected Kick-off event on Thursday, August 30th at 1 PM at the Bluffton Campus Center 105. Students, Faculty, Staff and Community Partners are invited. Free T-shirts will be handed out while they last! See you there..


Award-winning Experiential Learning

COMM B398 - Lowcountry Author Series - By The River has earned three awards for the production, which involved students. 1 Telly Bronze Award for set design, 2 Communicatior Awards for cultural television & interview television.

COMM B405 - TV Studio Production II - The student show, Sand Shark Show, produced during this course has won a Communicator Award of Distinction.

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