ELI 2017 Schedule

Detailed Schedule Experiential Learning Institute

Tuesday June 20, 2017

6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. Welcome Reception (Optional)

The Landing, UC-3018

Wednesday June 21, 2017

8:45 a.m. - 9:15 a.m. Welcome, Land Acknowledgement and Introductions

The Landing, UC-3018

9:15 a.m. - 11:15 a.m. Bringing your A-game to Promote Student Learning, Dr. Tricia Seifert

The Landing, UC-3018

Drawing from her research and writing that contributed to the recently published, How College Affects Students (vol. 3): 21st Century Evidence that Higher Education Works, Dr. Seifert will discuss the value of active and applied learning and how experiential opportunities inside and outside the classroom have the power to transform student learning. You will walk out of this session with specific A-game actions for every time you engage students.

11:15 p.m. - 12:00 p.m. Experiential Competencies, Jennifer Browne and Lisa Russell

The Landing, UC-3018

12:00 p.m. - 12:45 p.m. LUNCH

12:45 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. History Byte

1:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. Finding a Focal Practice, Dr. Tricia Seifert

The Landing, UC-3018

Student affairs and services work can be draining. Self-care is not just important; it is necessary. What do you do that brings you so much joy that you can lose track of time when you are doing it? Maybe you cook or knit. Maybe you run or bike. Maybe you paint or sing. Dr. Seifert will introduce the concept of a focal practice and provide an opportunity to engage either alone or in community. This will be experiential learning at its finest. There will be little sitting in this session. Come prepared to engage, experience, reflect, and share with Institute participants.

3:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. BREAK

4:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Experiential Outing (Walking Tour, Crow’s Nest – Storytelling)

This excursion will include visits to iconic sites that also played pivot roles in Wars World I and II. Participants will visit Cape Spear, Signal Hill, The War Memorial in downtown St. John’s and the unique and historic Crow’s Nest. A guided tour of each location, filled with historical information and an opportunity to ‘touch a piece of history’ will provide a rich experience for all.

Thursday June 22, 2017

8:00 a.m. - 8:30 a.m. Breakfast and Reflection

8:30 a.m. Bus pick-up, University Centre, 1st Floor

10:00 a.m. Arrive at Ferryland – Tea and Coffee

In the scenic community of Ferryland on the Southern Shore, also known as the Irish Loop, we will spend the day engaged in learning with Dr. Seifert, learning about the history of the community from local people, travel back in time to see one of the best preserved English Colonies and picnic and explore at Ferryland Lighthouse. The day will be filled with sharing, experiencing and reflecting.

10:15 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Building Strong Partnerships with Community and Faculty, Dr. Shannon Lewis-Simpson

Powerful partnerships can be achieved through collaborative training, leadership programs and service learning programs. Faculty, as well as community leaders, offer vast opportunities to enhance student learning initiatives. Join us as we explore best practices and examples of successful collaborative programming.

11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Being Good Company for the Journey, Dr. Tricia Seifert

Students often come to post-secondary education asking Big Questions: Who am I? What do I believe? Will my life make a difference? These existential questions are thorny; they don’t have ready-made easy answers. Educators often confront these same questions but rarely take the time to reflect and articulate their purpose and how they make meaning within that purpose. Dr. Seifert will share insights from teaching a graduate seminar titled “Educators’ Search for Purpose and Meaning” in spring 2016 and lessons learned from walking with students and colleagues on the Camino de Santiago in northern Spain.

1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. Lunch and Experiential Outing

12:45 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. LUNCH (Brown Bag)

2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. How to keep People Engaged in Rural Societies: A Round Table and Discussion, Colony of Avalon Community Space

3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Tour of Colony of Avalon, by current graduate students working on site

4:30 p.m – 5:00 p.m. Group Reflection

5:00 p.m. Departure from Ferryland, Return Home – Dinner on your Own

Friday June 23, 2017

8 45 a.m. – 9:45 a.m. Reflection: Tools and Tips, Jennifer Browne and Lisa Russell TBD

Using reflective tips and tools, the presenters will guide a reflection on the ELI experience while sharing resources available you can use on your own campuses.

9:45 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. Closing the Loop

This session will deï¬Âne best practices and provide participants with a framework to classify their current programming and services. Participants will reflect on their current approach and will have an opportunity to discover how to move their programming along a continuum of practice from good to best.

10:30 a.m. – 10:45 a.m. BREAK

11:00 a.m. - 11:45 a.m. Personal Action Plan and Wrap Up, Jennifer Browne and Lisa Russell

Stop! Let's try to capture some of the most valuable ideas and concepts shared at IELI 2015. Participants will have an opportunity to work in small groups to consider ideas learned and begin the process of planning how to move from ideas into practice.

11:45 a.m. - 12:00 a.m. Evaluations and Closing


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