News and Events
- Call for Fellows (PDF)
- Faculty and Staff Invited to Participate in Applied Learning Summer Institute
- ALTC Fall 2013 Newsletter (PDF)
- Fall 2012 Newsletter (PDF)
- Upcoming Events
- Past Events
Request for proposals
If you'd like to add your input to the Quality Enhancement Plan, or have questions, please contact
Dr. Jess Boersma (email@example.com)
The QEP at UNCW is known as ETEAL: Experiencing Transformative Education through Applied Learning.
- To improve student learning in applied learning experience through enriching the environment supporting student learning.
- To provide faculty and staff with information and resources about high-impact practices in applied learning pedagogy as appropriate to their discipline and responsibilities.
- To promote the incorporation and implementation of high-impact
practices of applied learning throughout UNCW.
What is Applied Learning?
Applied learning is a pedagogical model that places students in experiences requiring them to integrate theories, ideas, and skills they have learned in new contexts, thereby extending their learning.
ETEAL Student Learning Outcomes
ETEAL draws its student learning outcomes from the University Studies required Component: Explorations Beyond the Classroom (EBC):
- EBC1. Students will be able to articulate their expectations, the purpose, and/or the goals of the experience in terms of their personal educational development.
- EBC2. Students will synthesize knowledge drawn from their coursework to address the issues/challenges/questions involved in the experience.
- EBC 3. Students will be able to communicate the impact or significance on their personal educational development and on others in the profession or in the field at the conclusion of the experience.
Applied learning experiences for the ETEAL initiative can include:
- Directed independent study;
- Course-embedded projects that meet a specific real-world need;
- Community-based projects;
- Honors projects;
- Study abroad (when it involves intentional and reflective applied learning); and
- Efforts for innovative team-teaching undergraduate research.
- Critical thinking skills;
- Thoughtful Expression; and
- Other skills unique to each experience.
These concepts will be realized by funded hands-on learning initiatives for
the students and professional development opportunities for faculty to take into
Interested in finding out more? View our PowerPoint Presentation:
"Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP) 2013: An opportunity to enrich our legacy of learning at UNCW"