A new $50,000 fund will provide faculty, instructors and learning support staff with financial support to integrate experiential learning components into academic courses or programs at Carleton University.

Interim Provost and Vice-President (Academic) Jerry Tomberlin announced the fund at today’s Experiential Learning symposium. Co-hosted by Teaching and Learning Services and the Office of the Vice-Provost and Vice-President (Academic), the symposium brought over 150 faculty, contract instructors, teaching assistants and staff together for a full day of presentations, demonstrations, workshops and displays that showcased experiential learning at Carleton.

“There are clearly a good number of faculty engaging in innovative teaching practices and many more who want to engage in experiential learning on our campus,” said Tomberlin.

“We recognize that these types of activities require initial support. That is why I am proud to announce that Carleton is continuing its investment in experiential learning through the establishment of the Carleton University Experiential Learning Fund.”

The fund will help to increase the number of experiential learning opportunities available to students and build a greater awareness of the experiential learning activities already happening across Carleton.

Two funding opportunities will be available with application deadlines in January and October 2019. More information is available in the Fund’s Terms of Reference.