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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:

  1. Utilize a syllabus (see samples on course type pages below)
  2. Assign a Student Learning Agreement
  3. Review important logistical processes related to agreements, risk, and transportation
  4. Incorporate site/supervisor and student evaluations
  5. Integrate critical reflection activities and assignments
  6. 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:

BCI & Background Check

Tips for Experiential Education Background Checks:

  • First, ask the following:
    1. How many students will need background checks?
    2. What does the site require? What type of check is needed (RI/state, national fingerprint-based, Sex Offender Registry, etc)
    3. Are other specific requirements or requests (program, site, accreditation, etc.)
    4. Who is paying for the check? And what is the timeline?
  • RI Attorney General Office Background Check Process & Resources


Items to consider:

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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 & ScienceBrianne NeptinExperiential Education Coordinator
College of BusinessLynne FinneganExperiential Education Coordinator

College of EngineeringLauren CreamerCoordinator, Career Services & Employer Relations

College of Health SciencesKristin Fratoni SouzaExperiential Education Liaison
College of NursingAmy Creed
Experiential Education Coordinator
College of PharmacyBrett Feret
Erin Edmonds
Clinical Professor, Director of Experiential Education
BSPS Experiential Education Coordinator
College of the Environment and Life SciencesSarah PuckettUndergraduate Research and Experiential Learning Coordinator

Office of Teacher Education, School of EducationBetsy PalazzettiCoordinator, Field Placements
UCAS Center for Career & Experiential EducationKimberly Stack
Sarah Miller
Director, Center for Career & Experiential Education
Assistant Director, Experiential Education
URI Cooperative ExtensionKaylyn KeeneEnergy Fellows Program Coordinator

URI Cooperative ExtensionSejal LantermanRI Agriculture and Food Systems Fellows Program Coordinator

Upcoming Career & Experiential Events

For more information and resources on events, please visit our Events page.