100% Engagement Activities
Student-centered activities that build on classroom learning and develop professional and personal skills
Research, internship, creative endeavors, study abroad and other valuable experiential learning that produces the Engaged Learning Experience notation on a student transcript will be tied to one of the following UA Engagement Activities. These Engagement Activities are student-centered approaches to learning that build on classroom lectures and materials to further develop professional and personal skills through application. These Engagement Activities can be embedded in for-credit courses or can take place outside the formal curriculum as non-credit experiences.
Students serve as part of a formal arrangement that mobilizes both the University and community resources to raise the visibility of community issues; increase individual and organizational commitment to resolving those issues; develop new solutions to old problems; gain new resources or make better use of existing resources to improve outcomes for members of the community.
Students develop original works, or interpret existing ones, in independent or collaborative projects that engage communities in thinking about abstract concepts related to such things as everyday experiences, human conditions, environmental change, and affective and emotional relationships.
Students engage in independent or collaborative inquiry that contributes to a wider sense of understanding, the development of solutions to challenging problems, or the creation of new knowledge.
Students initiate, develop, and/or manage an organization systematically, with their work characterized by innovation and calculated risk-taking. Student entrepreneurship produces an understanding of strategies and skills for innovative organizational development, as well as the tangible implementation of projects that respond to evolving societal and marketplace challenges and deliver services that meet those challenges.
Students participate in global and international programs that challenge them to think about and investigate the world, explore different cultures, and place their classroom learning into a global context.
Students utilize various theories, models, and styles of leadership through some role within or through an organization. Through practice, they create collaborative relationships and networks and learn to empower, mentor, and influence others. These experiences enable students to develop a self-understanding and social intelligence that helps them translate a shared vision into ethical practice.
Students participate in activities that further their understanding, commitment, skill and contribution to a body of work, field, or industry. Students develop appropriate acumen to thrive in a given organizational culture and contribute to problem solving and efficient/effective processes involving products, customers, programs, and/or services.