Risk Reduction

Welcome to the Risk Reduction For Experiential Learning Guide       

        GVSU College of Liberal Arts and Sciences has developed guidance for faculty and staff interested in providing experiential learning opportunities to students.  Experiential learning often involves students working in various settings both on and off campus and may or may not be part of formal course/program requirements.  These settings, and the work our students do while in them, present risks that are not present as part of traditional classroom learning. These risks can, and must, be managed to ensure successful learning experiences for our students and meaningful service for our external constituent groups.

What kind of experiential learning activity are you interested in?

 

PRACTICE PLACEMENT

Arranging on-the-job experience such as internships, student teaching, or clinical experience.

FIELD TRIPS

Taking students on a field trip out of the classroom for a group learning activity, which is typically a day or less in duration, and will be accompanied by faculty the entire time.

TRAVELING WITH STUDENTS

Traveling with students on a trip or extended experience, such as field studies or attending a conference.

STUDENT DIRECTED RESEARCH

Requiring student-directed research, performance, service or volunteer activity for course credit.

VOLUNTEERING

Encouraging volunteer activities not required for course credit.

INTERNATIONAL TRAVEL

 

For General Guidance  on managing risks click here

 

Special thanks to our CLAS Risk Reduction task force for their assistance in this guidance.

 

 

Page last modified May 4, 2012