Kentucky Wesleyan is dedicated to increasing active-learning experiences throughout the curriculum and through co-curricular activities. The new Center for Engaged Teaching & Learning (CETL), funded by a Department of Education Title III grant and opening in the fall of 2015, will serve as the catalyst for this dramatic change. Its dedicated and innovative staff will provide leadership and support for a wide range of high-impact practices such as active-learning pedagogies, undergraduate research, scholarly and creative activities, problem/inquiry-based learning, collaborative/cooperative learning, study abroad, and will enhance internships, service learning and pro-active advising.
Centrally located in the Library Learning Center, CETL will offer faculty/staff development workshops helping faculty to infuse high-impact, active-learning practices into their courses. In addition, CETL staff will consult with individual faculty and departments on how to adapt high-impact, active-learning practices throughout their curriculum.
Project outcomes include:
Increasing the number of academic programs requiring independent research, scholarly, or creative activities.
Awarding additional Wesleyan Fellowships.
Increasing the number of Kentucky Wesleyan students who annually present their research, scholarly, or creative activity to national or regional undergraduate research or disciplinary conferences.
Increasing the number of academic programs requiring service learning.
Increasing the number of student engaging in study abroad through international study trips as well as semester abroad programs.
Increasing the number of students completing an academic, credit-bearing internship.