Applied learning experiences for which a student may earn academic credit in an agreed-upon, short-term, supervised workplace activity, which may be related to a student’s major field or area of interest. The work can be full or part time, on or off campus, paid or unpaid. Some institutions offer both credit and non-credit bearing internships. Internships integrate classroom knowledge and theory with practical application and skills developed in professional or community settings. This definition does not include internships that are required components of a registered program leading to NYS licensure or certification (e.g., teacher preparation, social work, dental hygiene). An internship is distinct from community service or service - learning.
A period of practical/field experience in health care and community agencies with faculty supervision focusing on individual patients/clients or groups reflecting diverse settings, across the lifespan. Emphasis is on mastering theoretical concepts, improving skill competency, and developing clinical reasoning skills with a focus on evidence-based practice.
A period of practical or field experience undertaken in academic, professional or community settings/agencies/organizations as part of an academic course of study. This approach is grounded in application and practice of theoretical/technical concepts/skills and cultural competency relevant to the course of study or to a profession.
Teacher candidates participate in a range of diverse school and community-based activities that connect theory and practice through reflection to develop the skills, knowledge, and dispositions necessary to become effective educators.
A credit-bearing educational strategy that integrates meaningful community service that meets identified community need with instruction and reflection to enrich the learning experience and strengthen communities.
Volunteerism and community service performed by students for community benefit. This service can be, but is not necessarily integrated with, a particular program of study. This may include structured projects (days of service), smaller group projects, fund-raising events, or individual volunteerism, which is acknowledged by the campus.
A teaching and learning focus on educating students as global citizens. Classes or programs include meaningful civic education and activities for social good. Classes and projects have components of reflection and engagement.
A capstone, senior project, performance, or other creative work that occurs as an experience for a student in an accredited class, a course of study, or program.
An inquiry or investigation conducted by an undergraduate or graduate student that advances our knowledge and makes an original intellectual or creative contribution to the discipline. Research includes scholarly and creative activities and both the student and the mentor have a vested interest in the research/scholarly/creative experience.
Students in an entrepreneurship program develop a broad-based entrepreneurial skill relevant to any organization – start-up, established, and for and not-for-profit agency, organization, community, or industry. Entrepreneurship involves consistently thinking and acting in ways designed to uncover new opportunities that are then applied to provide value.
Collection of information outside of an experimental or lab setting. This type of data collection is most often conducted in natural settings or environments and can be designed in a variety of ways for various disciplines. May be mentored, self-directed work, or comprise a full course. The projects include inquiry, design, investigation, discovery, and application.
An instructional program delivered in either an overseas location or domestic location. Often the program is delivered as a semester-long or intercession sequence of courses, the content of which is enhanced by the location of instruction, by distinctive historic or cultural features available in the location, or by a unique approach to the subject matter that is specific to the locale. Exchanges are often conducted by individual students traveling independently to a location that has been pre-approved by their home institution, and where they determine their specific course of study in collaboration with home and host institution faculty.
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