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Town hall discussions set to provide info, updates on experiential learning initiatives

FROM: Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning, Academy of Experiential Learning

The Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning (CETL), and Academy of Experiential Learning will host a series of virtual town hall discussions to update and engage the campus community on the university’s career bridge experiential learning initiatives. The agendas will include an overview of the objectives and opportunities for experiential learning at Virginia Tech, why career bridge experiential learning is important and beneficial to students and faculty, and an update on program design, process and progress.

Each town hall will feature a panel presentation of pilot departments and faculty who will offer insights into their choice to be pilot departments, their career bridge experiential learning programs, why their programs are important to and benefit their students, and their plans and strategies to provide access and opportunities to all students. Paul Winistorfer, dean of the College of Natural Resources and Environment, will also offer his perspectives on how the career bridge experiential learning initiative benefits his college and the strategies used to develop and manage requirements for his academic departments.

An open Q&A session will follow each panel presentation as well as an overview of Virginia Tech’s Academy of Experiential Learning and information on how to apply to be a pilot career bridge experiential learning department.

The schedule of town hall discussions is as follows:

  • Wednesday, October 28: 12:00-1:30 p.m. (FACULTY-focused information and updates)
  • Friday, November 6: 10-11:30 a.m. (FACULTY-focused information and updates)
  • Thursday, November 12: 3-4:30 p.m. (STUDENT-focused information and updates)

The town halls are open to the campus community, but registration is required.

For more information on the town halls or Virginia Tech’s career bridge experiential learning initiatives, please email Vicki Pitstick, director of the Academy for Experiential Learning.