Office of Experiential Learning
The Office of Experiential Learning coordinates activities for Southeastern's Real-World Ready initiative.
Experiential learning provides opportunities for students to practice in a setting that is authentic to advancing their intended careers. These learning opportunities are current, pertinent, performance-based, practical applications of knowledge and skills experienced within the curriculum.
Experiential learning falls into categories that will vary by discipline and academic major including, but not limited to, internships, service-learning, undergraduate research, civic engagements, study abroad/away, field experiences, creative activities, practice, hands-on learning, mentoring, leadership training, student teaching, and apprenticeships.
The mission of the Office of Experiential Learning is:
- To bring EL into better partnership with the bedrock of academic rigor (reading, thinking, writing, and reflection) in an effort to serve students more effectively
- To support and engage students, faculty, and community partners in meeting the challenges of preparing students for twenty-first century workforce demands
Family and Consumer Sciences student Debra Perilloux presenting her research from her Real-World Ready course at the AAFCS 108th National Conference and Expo in Dallas, TX.
Meredith P. Harold, PhD, CCC-SLP is a Speech-Language Pathologist and Assistant Professor of Communication Sciences and Disorders. She instructs future clinicians at Rockhurst University and serves current clinicians through her website, The Informed SLP. While visiting Southeastern, Dr. Harold shared her thoughts on her educational and career decisions.