“Efforts to increase students’ academic engagement are widely perceived to be one key to improving the quality of the undergraduate educational experience” (Kuh).
Academic experiences beyond the classroom can engage students with each other and with other communities. This experiential learning takes many forms, including study abroad, undergraduate research, and internships. The University of Oklahoma offers these High-Impact Practices through a range of quality programs and opportunities for students.
What kinds of academic engagement programs and opportunities are available for students at OU?
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The Academic Engagement Group is an effort facilitated by Michele Eodice, the Associate Provost for Academic Engagement. Group members represent a range of activities on our campus that are identified as High Impact Practices by the Association of Colleges and Universities (AAC&U). Each member will offer support to the others and be offered support in return.
The goal is to strengthen existing programs, make the activities more visible and accessible for students, and determine ways to assess the impacts of these practices.
For the next year (starting fall 2012) the group will develop an application for 2015 Carnegie Community Engagement Classification.