Skip Navigation

Brockport / IEL / Home

Institute for Engaged Learning

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
• 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.

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. 

Reach for the Stars

Academic Advising Award

Along the path to your academic goals has there been one faculty or staff member who has given you outstanding advice? Has that advice influenced your outlook on choosing a career path or given you a great perspective on your experiences and involvement at Brockport

Has that advisor helped you reach  for the stars?

There’s a way to say thank you to that outstanding individual. Nominate him/her for the 2014 Academic Advising Award. The process is easy. Just fill out the short on-line nomination form and attach a letter that explains how you feel the faculty or staff member stands out from the crowd. 

An evaluation committee, appointed by the Institute for Engaged Learning, will contact all nominees, review the applications and select the award winners. The award will be presented to three faculty or staff members at the Annual College Recognition Dinner in May 2014.

Nomination deadline is March 11, 2014

Contact the Institute for Engaged Learning  with questions:

This award is prepared under the direction of the Division of Academic Affairs and the Institute for Engaged Learning


Call for nominations for the Roland Fontaine Award for Faculty-Student Engagement

This annual award, with a new name and sponsor, recognizes  two faculty members who demonstrate on-going exemplary engagement with undergraduate and/or graduate students in high-impact academic activities.The award covers faculty engagement with individual or groups of students related to scholarly or creative work beyond instructional expectations. The focus of the award is high-impact activities such as research, writing, conference submissions and presentations, or production of scholarly or creative work

Submissions from faculty, staff, students, or self-nominations for this award are encouraged. To be eligible a candidate must be a full-time faculty member (tenure-track, tenured, and fixed-term QAR) who has taught at Brockport for at least three years (including full-time teaching during the year of nomination).

 Submission deadline is March 11, 2014. The application and complete guidelines are online

An evaluation committee will rank nominees according to the strength of their record working with students on any of the following:

• Independent research and writing or original creative activities.
• Submission and/or publication of scholarly work in professional venues, or production of creative work.
• Preparation for and presentation of scholarly or creative work in professional conferences or venues.

Nominees will be contacted by the IEL Awards Committee and asked to submit information that demonstrates a commitment to academic engagement, documentation pertinent to ongoing activities, and a vita.  Each winner will receive a certificate of recommendation and $500 Easy Money or Barnes & Noble Gift Certificate.

Application and complete award criteria  

Submission Deadline is March 11, 2014

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 

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. 

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


Last Updated 2/27/14


Sat, Apr 26

APA & Library Services
10:30 am - 11:30 am

Research & Database Searching
noon - 1 pm