Taking part in a challenging extracurricular activity can be one of the most rewarding experiences you have in college. Many people find their career ambitions and potential while involved in out-of-classroom projects. The Institute for Engaged Learning (IEL) is your portal to an opportunity you may not have considered before. We are here to help you become engaged beyond the traditional classroom and curriculum into areas that interest you.
• We're open to all Brockport students
• We'll connect you to a great opportunity based on your major, schedule, and goals
• Stop in and find an exciting, and interesting way you can get involved
• Schedule an appointment to talk with a staff member
Through the generosity of the Brockport Foundation, the College sponsors students to work with faculty mentors on the mentor's research for up to eight weeks during the summer. Students present the results of their work at Scholar's Day, conferences outside the College, and IEL sponsored events. This competitive program is open to all Brockport undergraduate students who will be returning the following academic year. Selected students receive a stipend and free housing in residence halls. The application and rubric are available on-line. Applications are due February 20.
Are you interested in learning more about HIPs? High-Impact Practices (HIPs) are techniques and designs for teaching and learning that have proven to be beneficial for student engagement and successful learning among students from many backgrounds. View the AAC&U web page for examples, research, data, resources and models for high impact practices.
Would you like to incorporate service learning into your curricula? Apply for The Service-Learning Grant https://forms.brockport.edu/view.php?id=578916
Service-Learning is a teaching and learning strategy that integrates the following:
1. Reflection on the impact of meaningful community service;
2. Demonstration of civic responsibility; and
3. Development of relationships with community partners.
Service-learning is considered to be a High-Impact Educational Practice and has been shown to increase student engagement and success.
The Service-Learning Grant was established in the fall semester of 2012 by the IEL to encourage faculty to incorporate new service-learning opportunities for students into their courses. The Grant of up to $500 can be used to assist with related expenses, including transportation, supplies, permits, food (if service extends over a meal period), educational resources, registrations, entry fees or similar expenses.
Previous recipients: please note that we are now accepting applications for courses that have previously received the grant. First preference will still go to the addition of new opportunities, but previous recipients may certainly still apply and receive funding.
The application deadline for Fall is April 30 and the deadline for Spring is November 30.
Are you considering doing an internship as part of your academic program? An internship provides students with an opportunity to apply skills learned in the classroom in a professional environment. Frequently the cost of travel and off-campus housing makes it difficult for students to participate in an internship. The Brockport Foundation, Glenn S. Goldberg Scholarship provides $3,000 of assistance to fund full-semester or summer internships. Students considering an internship experience are encouraged to apply (you do not need to have a confirmed internship to apply).
In order to apply students must: