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Save the Date for the next Applied Learning Summer Institute - 7/25 and 7/26

Each summer, ETEAL and the ALTC, along with our many other partners across campus and in the community, have put together an exciting and invigorating Applied Learning Summer Institute filled with applied pedagogy workshops, nationally-acclaimed guest speakers, excellent interdisciplinary discussions, and so much more! That's why we're excited to once again announce the dates for our upcoming Applied Learning Summer Institute in 2018: July 25th and 26th! Save the date and look forward to more information coming out as we move through the Summer, and check back here often for updates!

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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.