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Office of the Provost
Fort Hays State University
600 Park Street
Sheridan Hall 302
Phone: (785) 628-4241
Fax: (785) 628-4157

Office Hours:
8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Mon - Fri


Experiential Learning

Experiential Learning is a supervised learning experience in a structured setting that links academia with businesses, organizations, co-curricular organizations, international programs, and other community services and agencies. This provides students with the opportunity to pursue professional and inquiry-based experiences that complement their degree upon college graduation. Through experiential learning, students apply their knowledge in a variety of professional and co-curricular settings, are challenged to become intellectually and civically engaged, and are provided opportunities to reflect upon knowledge gained.


Experiential Learning Resources

The following is not an exhaustive list. University departments may work with career specific agencies to promote high impact learning opportunities for their majors. Most categories listed "fit" into more than one area. For example: service-learning can promote civic engagement, research career development, internationalization, etc.

Curricular Experiential Learning

Research - Undergraduate Research Experience (URE)

Service Learning - Service-Learning

Honors College

Co-Curricular Experiential Learning

Civic Engagement
Center for Civic Leadership (CCL)
Tigers in Service
American Democracy Project (ADP)
Women's Leadership Project (WLP)

Study Abroad
Global Leadership Project (GLP)

Other High Impact Educational Practices
Center for Student Involvement
Living and Learning Communities

Career Development

Career Services


Funding Opportunities

Two separate funding opportunities have been made available through the Provost's office to promote experiential learning at Fort Hays State University. Experiential learning incorporates high impact educational practices that take many forms, both curricular and co-curricular, including but not limited to internships, practicums, service-learning projects, and undergraduate research.

Experiential Learning Innovation Grant
This grant will provide funding to implement a new experiential-learning component into an existing course that has not previously included such activity; or enhance a class project into an existing course with an experiential-learning component already in place. This grant is awarded as a reimbursement grant in the amounts of either $500.00 for implementation of a new project or $250.00 for enhancement of an existing project. Applications are accepted as follows: spring funding, deadline for application is November 10 each year; summer and/or fall funding, deadline for application is April 10 each year.
Additional information and application

Provost's Service-Learning Faculty Fellows Program
This program will provide an opportunity for selected faculty to gain an understanding and appreciation of service-learning with the intent of integrating and applying this knowledge to the institution's curricular, research and service functions. This program is funded as a $1500.00 stipend to those awarded the fellowship. The deadline for application is April 10 for the following academic year.
Additional information and application

If deadlines to apply for awards occur over a weekend or University holiday, applications will be accepted through the next business day. Summer and fall recipients of each award will be notified of their selection by May 5, and spring recipients by December 5, of each year.

Direct questions regarding these funding opportunities to the Experiential Learning Committee Chair through the Provost's Office.

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