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
• Research shows that students find that campus involvement leads to success after graduation
• Stop in and find an exciting, and interesting way you can get involved
• Schedule an appointment to talk with a staff member (not required but encouraged)
• Ask our staff questions using our online form
The IEL is looking for undergraduate students who are actively involved in co-curricular and extra-curricular activities. Faculty, staff and students are invited to nominate engaged undergraduate students (self-nominations are encouraged) willing to be featured in a variety of promotional activities and to participate in IEL conversations and campus activities that focus on the benefits of engaged experiences.
Engaged students demonstrate a significant investment of time and energy in activities that promote and support involvement at The College at Brockport and among peers. Engaged students may be actively involved as a peer mentor, a student employee, a member of a planning board or advisory committee, a researcher, a study abroad program participant, or a campus leader, to name a few examples.
To suggest an engaged student please complete the brief nomination form by Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2013.
Questions? Contact Karen Podsiadly, Director of Community Development, at 395-5245 or email@example.com.
Application Deadline: Nov. 30, 2013
Faculty are invited to apply for the Curriculum Development Grant for new Service-Learning opportunities for spring semester classes. This grant was established by the IEL in 2012 to assist with expenses related to providing high-impact, community-based service-learning experiences that enrich the learning, teach civic responsibility and strengthen communities. The grant of up to $500 can be used to assist with related expenses including transportation, supplies, permits, food, educational resources, registrations, entry fees or similar costs.
To be eligible, courses must be offered during the 2013-14 academic year and must include student-learning outcomes that integrate course content and service to the community. Course objectives must articulate the benefits to the community and the students by combining a service and learning experience.
All course instructors are encouraged to apply. Grant applications for spring are being accepted now through NOVEMBER 30. Recipients will be notified no later than December 10. Grant application and full details are available online. View the application assessment rubric .
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 coast 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).
What's required to qualify:
Our Mission: The mission of the Institute for Engaged Learning is to develop, coordinate and promote accessible, transformational, high-impact educational opportunities within and beyond the traditional classroom and curricula.