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students in canoesCompleting an inventory of experiential learning courses positions the university to expand opportunities for students.

Inventory of experiential learning courses readies UWindsor for future

A team effort co-ordinated by the Office of Experiential Learning has completed an inventory of the University’s experiential learning courses from 2017 through Winter 2021.

Tagging these courses in the UWinsite system was necessary to enable reporting to the Ministry of Colleges and Universities as required by the University of Windsor’s Strategic Mandate Agreement, commonly referred to as SMA-3.

Judy Bornais, executive director of the Office of Experiential Learning, extends her sincere and heartfelt thanks to faculty and staff who participated in this project.

“This has been a significant undertaking and an opportunity for the institution to position itself to further expand experiential learning on campus,” says Bornais. “Although the inventory process was necessary for SMA-3, completing the process puts us in an excellent position to focus on providing students with exceptional EL experiences and to target areas for future growth.”

She says that providing UWindsor students more opportunities to make connections between their academics and the real world better prepares them to apply their education in their careers after graduation.

“Exciting developments are underway in the experiential and work-integrated-learning arena that will make a positive difference for our students while simultaneously benefiting community and employer partners,” says Bornais. “Our students are highly skilled and very committed, and their work in the community is highly valued. We also know that the connections students build are a huge part of attracting and keeping graduates in much needed fields in the region.”

Faculty members interested in developing experiential learning opportunities for their students can find resources on the Experiential Learning webpages and can contact Anna Galka for assistance at Anna.Galka@uwindsor.ca.