Career & Experiential Education Resources
The Center for Career & Experiential Education has compiled resources and answers to frequently asked questions (and the answers to questions you might not have known to ask) related to career and experiential education course creation, development, and support.
Experiential Course Checklist:
- Utilize a syllabus (see samples on course type pages below)
- Assign a Student Learning Agreement
- Review important logistical processes related to agreements, risk, and transportation
- Incorporate site/supervisor and student evaluations
- Integrate critical reflection activities and assignments
- Invite your Career Education Specialist to draw a connection between your class content to industry
Explore each of the above items in greater detail through the resources and pages below.
Enhance Your Course with Career & Experiential Education
Resources by Experiential Education Course Type
Most requested resources based on Experiential Education course type
Important Logistical Processes
To help ensure accurate tracking of URI Experiential Learning offerings and adherence to University and federal policies, connect with the CCEE (Sarah Miller) or your College/Department Experiential Office or Coordinator when you add or are considering adding an experiential component to a course.
Affiliation Agreements & MOUs
When engaging with industry and community partners through experiential education, agreements and memorandums of understanding (MOU) are often entered into to support and outline the terms of the engagement. The URI Office of the General Counsel (OGC) is responsible for the coordination and management of all legal issues affecting the University including agreements and MOU’s.
- If you receive an agreement for a student internship or field experience site that requires a signature from URI, do not sign.
- Review the OGC website including the Contract Review Protocol.
- An agreement or contract signed by an unauthorized individual will not be considered binding on the University of Rhode Island. It will be considered to be a personal agreement or contract binding on the person who signed it.
- CCEE, in partnership with URI OGC, has created an individual student intern agreement template that can be used when individual agreements are needed.
- Please contact URI General Counsel at 874-4486 or OGC_Service_Request@etal.uri.edu with questions regarding agreements and contracts.
Insurance & Risk Management
URI Office of Risk Control and Management has complied all the necessary forms and procedures needed to ensure the safety and protection of the University community. Please take time to review this site and make inquiries when necessary.
Important forms and processes to consider:
- Field Trip Forms
- Minor Consent & Release Form
- Insurance Certificate Requests including Auto Rentals and off campus Experiential Insurance
- Working with Minors on Campus Policy
- Inviting volunteers to engage with you and your students on campus or on a field trip? Utilize the URI Volunteer Acknowledgement Form.
- Assumption of Risk & Liability Form
BCI & Background Check
Tips for Experiential Education Background Checks:
- First, ask the following:
- How many students will need background checks?
- What does the site require? What type of check is needed (RI/state, national fingerprint-based, Sex Offender Registry, etc)
- Are other specific requirements or requests (program, site, accreditation, etc.)
- Who is paying for the check? And what is the timeline?
- RI Attorney General Office Background Check Process & Resources
Items to consider:
- No car or lack of access to reliable transportation? CCEE has compiled transportation resources and also has scholarship funding available to support experiential learning expenses connected to course-based experiential education
- Do you require a field trip or other off-campus experiential opportunity? Complete the following Field Trip Forms: Field Trip Notification Form, Field Trip Participation List, Field Trip Release Form
- Are any students under the age of 18? They will need permission to participate and take any provided transportation
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URI Experiential Education Network Contacts
Who should I contact if I have questions specific to my major or college? Not sure where to start? Feel free to reach out to Sarah Miller.
|College of Arts & Science||Brianne Neptin||Experiential Education Coordinator|
|College of Business||Lynne Finnegan||Experiential Education Coordinator
|College of Engineering||Lauren Creamer||Coordinator, Career Services & Employer Relations
|College of Health Sciences||Kristin Fratoni Souza||Experiential Education Liaison|
|College of Nursing||Amy Creed||Experiential Education Coordinator
|College of Pharmacy||Brett Feret|
|Clinical Professor, Director of Experiential Education
BSPS Experiential Education Coordinator
|College of the Environment and Life Sciences||Sarah Puckett||Undergraduate Research and Experiential Learning Coordinator
|Office of Teacher Education, School of Education||Betsy Palazzetti||Coordinator, Field Placements|
|UCAS Center for Career & Experiential Education||Kimberly Stack|
|Director, Center for Career & Experiential Education
Assistant Director, Experiential Education
|URI Cooperative Extension||Kaylyn Keene||Energy Fellows Program Coordinator
|URI Cooperative Extension||Sejal Lanterman||RI Agriculture and Food Systems Fellows Program Coordinator|
Upcoming Career & Experiential Events
For more information and resources on events, please visit our Events page.