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Experiential Education within the Faculty at Kent State University is a form of engaged learning that combines theory and coursework with practical, real-life experience. As part of their academic studies, students apply and reflect on key course concepts in a wide variety of case studies, issues, practicum, field exercises, hands-on laboratory experiments, studio performances, projects, assignments, and consultations involving non-profit and for-profit organizations.

The benefits of experiential education extend to all Kent State University members who participate in experiential education, as well as to the external community. Faculty will benefit from having the support required to enhance the student learning experience. Students will benefit from having unique opportunities to share their classroom knowledge and skills in meaningful services to communities. The community at large will benefit from the creative abilities of our students to provide technical support and manpower to serve those in need. Finally, Kent State University will benefit from the increased visibility and awareness of our institution in supporting agencies that provide integral services to our community.

There are a number of approaches that faculty can use in implementing Experiential Education. For more information, please discover experiential education.

Whether you're interested in community-based learning, service learning or community-based research projects, the Office of Experiential Education and Civic Engagement wants to assist you. The office presents an exciting opportunity to work with faculty, students, and departments across disciplines to incorporate civic engagement into the course curriculum. You can speak with Tina L. Kandakai, PhD, Director of the Office of Experiential Education and Civic Engagement ( tkandaka@kent.edu).

You may also call (330) 672-8723 for more information.

We are committed and excited about the opportunity to serve as your linkage between student learning and student involvement. We look forward to assisting you transform the 21st-century philosophy into learning experiences that help students understand and respond to the challenges of our society.

WHO'S DOING EXPERIENTIAL LEARNING? If you want to know how Kent State faculty are using experiential learning in their curriculum, click here to view self-identified Experiential Learning courses and to add your course.

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