Center for Career and Experiential Education

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Faculty Resources

The Center for Career and Experiential Education is dedicated to providing faculty with tools and resources to incorporate experiential education and career topics into all courses at URI.
Upon request, we can provide:
• Sample syllabi,
• Experiential and career curriculum integration,
• Community and employer partnership development,
• Logistical support , affiliation and liability agreements,
• Evaluation and assessment tools,
• Learning contract and portfolio support,
• Lectures and course materials that incorporate experiential education,
• Career fair information and tips to share with students.

Project Based Learning

FACULTY Role
As the co-creator of the project, you encourage students to meet the learning goals set forth for the class. You are the driving force in supporting students learning in connecting theory to practice.

STUDENT Role
Students are actively engaged in learning, making immediate connections between class content and real world needs. Students communication, collaborate and gain confidence in their skills. These projects often lead to internships, job shadowing and/or career connections.

EMPLOYER Role
The role of the employer in project-based learning is one of co-creator, in-process consultant and possibly classroom facilitator. By creating projects in partnership with employers, students gain real world experience within the context of classroom curriculum while also meeting the needs of local businesses.

COORDINATOR Role
Your experiential education coordinator will help you create a process to project implementation, including connections to curriculum, facilitating communication between you and the employer, engaging all stakeholders and managing logistics.
Interested in learning more about the resources and support available for project based learning? Contact the experiential education coordinator for your college.

Community Engagement

FACULTY Role
As the co-creator of the project, you encourage students to meet the learning goals set forth for the class. You are the driving force in supporting students learning in connecting theory to practice.

STUDENT Role
Students are actively engaged in learning, making immediate connections between class content and real world needs. Students communication, collaborate and gain confidence in their skills. These projects often lead to internships, job shadowing and/or career connections.

COMMUNITY PARTNER Role
The role of the community partner in community engagement projects is one of co-creator, in-process consultant and possibly classroom facilitator. By creating projects in partnership with community partners, students gain real world experience within the context of classroom curriculum while also meeting the needs of community partners.

COORDINATOR Role
We will help you create a process to project implementation, including connections to curriculum, facilitating communication between you and the employer, engaging all stakeholders and managing logistics.
Interested in learning more about the resources and support available for community engagement? Contact the experiential education coordinator for your college.

Internships

FACULTY Role
Your role in supervising students on internship is to provide opportunities for guided reflection, connection between internship experiences and the curriculum and communicate expectations to employers.
STUDENT Role
Students engaged in internships are expected to engage in meaningful work experiences in a professional manner. They will widen their network, make career choices and connect prior learning to their work experiences.

COMMUNITY PARTNER Role
The employer’s role in an internship is to ensure that students are successful in meeting their learning goals, which are directly linked to the learning outcomes of their major. The employer will provide adequate supervision in a safe environment with the necessary tools and equipment to perform the intended tasks.
COORDINATOR Role
We will provide support with:
Integrating reflection activities into curriculum,
logistical support,
connecting you and/or students to internship opportunities and student learning evaluation tools. Contact the experiential education coordinator for your college.

Career Curricula

FACULTY Role
Your role is to assign time and credits to career planning activities and assignments.

STUDENT Role
Students are actively engaged in learning, making immediate connections between class content and real world needs. Using reflection and other practical career development strategies, students complete assignments and activities that will help them create a career plan and path.

EMPLOYER Role
Employers are integral components of the career planning process, engaging students during mock and informational interviewing, job shadowing and in other advisory and mentoring roles.

COORDINATOR Role
We can support this process by providing you with information on: current job trends, appropriate skill development activities, employment data and other relevant career information.
Interested in learning more about the resources and support available for career curricula? Contact the experiential education coordinator for your college.

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Success Stories


Students in Professor Billie Connors's CMD 465 class are exposed to professional settings in many ways. In addition to completing... (more)

WRT 385 Field Experience with Writing Professor Gidley’s course, has been a collaborative effort with the Writing and Rhetoric ... (more)

WRT 304: Writing for Community Service Dr. Caroline Gottschalk Druschke holds a joint appointment in the Department of Writing & Rhetoric and the Department of Natural Resources Science... (more)

PSY 305 Field Experience in Psychology: Students are introduced to the work and clients of psychologists. Students will have... (more)

ITR 302: Field Experience Students will gain experience at a placement site through participation in the ITR (Internship) program. The experience will be defined... (more)

ITR 304: Internship Colloquium Students will discuss issues and problems raised by internship experiences in public service agencies... (more)

BUS 390: Junior Career Passport Program Students will explore career options as well as develop personal... (more)

ITR 300: Career Planning and Concepts Students prepare for internship search, application and interview process. Students will expand... (more)

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