1E: Enhance the visibility of experiential learning on campus and evaluate its effectiveness

Courses with a substantial experiential learning component should be clearly marked in the Pathways curriculum, and student learning outcomes associated with experiential learning should be identified on syllabi. By amending the current course evaluation process to include specific questions and feedback regarding engaged and experiential learning, we will be able to continually monitor our success.

a student presents to two other students at the summer research symposium

A Summer Well Spent

Trinity undergraduates show off summer research results at the 2017 undergraduate research symposium

On Tuesday, July 25, more than 150 students presented at Trinity's summer reserach symposium, a tradition that began in 1984 with only 10 participants. Projects ranged from early Alzheimer's detection to a Virtual Reality immigrant experience. The program kicked off with poster presentations and included oral presentations and innovative showcases of projects students completed during the summer of 2017. Trinity students, faculty and staff, alumni, and members of the San Antonio community attended the symposium.

The students participating in the symposium had all completed either undergraduate research, internships with the Arts, Letters, and Enterprise and Students + Startups programs, or projects in the Entrepreneurship Accelerator, many of which have been featured on Trinity’s Experiential Learning blog.