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Register now for the 2018 Applied Learning Summer Institute - 7/25 and 7/26

Each year the Applied Learning Summer Institute offers all UNCW Faculty, Staff, administrators, and Graduate Teaching and Research Assistant with a wide array of opportunities to develop new applied learning pedagogy, discover the projects and developments happening in departments across UNCW, form connections and start collaborations with other applied learning practitioners, and so much more. The 2018 Summer Institute is a collaborative effort between the Applied Learning Teaching Community (ALTC), ETEAL, and many other campus partners including CTE/CFL, the office of e-Learning, OIP, OSLE, and many others!

Registration is free to all UNCW Faculty, Staff, Administrators, and Graduate students, and New Faculty are encouraged to attend! To register, Click Here now!

For more information click the registration link below, visit, or contact We look forward to seeing you there!

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Applied Learning In Action

Paws4People - Changing Lives

Every year, UNCW students in applied learning projects have the opportunity to positively impact our community while gaining valuable skills and experience. The Assistance Dog Training Program, led by Kyria Henry, gives our students the chance to train and work with service dogs that will go on to assist disabled veterans and community members. In Spring 2014, the Assistance Dog Training Program received ETEAL support and each year the program is providing high-impact applied learning experiences for students and changing the lives of our community members.

UNCW Community Engagement and the Wilmington Police Activities League (PAL)

Each year UNCW provides our students with numerous high-impact, applied community engagement projects that allow our students to apply the things they learn in their courses to real problems facing the Wilmington community. These projects often develop into long-standing partnerships between the University and the community, as we see in the Wilmington Police Athletics League.

Laura Spivey, an instructor in UNCW's School of Health and Applied Human Sciences and previous ETEAL-funded instructor, has been working with the Police Activities League to guide UNCW students through this community engagement project. You can learn more about the Police Activities League and their partnership with UNCW in the video below:

UNCW Community Engagement: Police Activities League (PAL) from UNCW Ofc of Univ Relations on Vimeo.