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Institute for Engaged Learning

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. 

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.

Here are some examples:

About the IEL

• 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 

Faculty High Impact Practices (HIPs) Tool Kit 

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. 

Application for Service-Learning Grants

Would you like to incorporate service learning into your curricula?  Apply for The Service-Learning Grant!

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.

The application deadline for Fall is August 22 and the deadline for Spring is November 30.

Glenn S. Goldberg Scholarship for Internships

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). 

What's required to qualify: 

Application deadlines: 

  • Nov. 1–spring semester internships 
  • March 15–summer and fall semester internships 

Brockport Foundation Application for the  Glenn S. Goldberg Scholarship

IEL Application for the Goldberg Scholarship 

Contact Us: Institute for Engaged Learning    Seymour 114  Email:
Appointments are not required but are encouraged.


Last Updated 8/6/14