Through a competitive application process, Learning in Action supports faculty and staff interested in designing and implementing best-practices experiential learning opportunities (ELOs) to support undergraduates’ problem-solving skills. Selected participants design, implement and assess an ELO over the course of an academic year; meet with national experiential learning experts; participate in a professional learning community and the UA Learning in Action Summit; engage in other professional development opportunities; and contribute to the ongoing evaluation of effective teaching and learning practices at UA. Faculty and staff who are selected will

  • be recognized as campus leaders in experiential learning
  • receive guidance from national leaders in the field of experiential learning through on-campus and off-campus events
  • be supported by collaborative peer network via professional communities and the Office of Institutional Effectiveness
  • be eligible for reimbursement up to $1,000 to be used for professional development related to teaching, research, or service in their discipline and/or experiential learning
  • be eligible to receive up to $1,000 in reimbursement for resources needed to implement the ELO.

Note: As members of professional learning communities, faculty/staff selected for participation are expected to attend all meetings with their learning community and the Fall Learning in Action Summit.

Eligibility

All University of Alabama faculty and staff interested in developing and using best practice-based ELOs are eligible to apply. Learning in Action has a particular interest in engaging diverse student populations and providing unique opportunities to actualize creativity and innovation in teaching and learning.

Application

Faculty and staff who are interested in becoming Spring 2018 Learning in Action Fellows should apply by Friday, September 29, 2017. Download application

For more information about the program or current fellows, visit learninginaction.ua.edu, or contact the QEP director at experience@ua.edu or (205) 348-7899.