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Beginning in Fall 2025, all College of Liberal Arts and Sciences students are guaranteed five experiential learning opportunities, fulfilling the Reach Higher 2025 promise of an empowered education, and ensuring career readiness. Hands-on and career-connecting learning opportunities exist across CLAS. The CLAS Center for Experiential Learning (CCEL) works to reduce barriers and ensure equitable access. To achieve this aim, we:

● Provide administrative infrastructure to address equity and sustainability in the implementation of the Voyage

● Maintain and create opportunities for students to participate in paid internships and enriched education, such as the Laker Accelerated Talent Link

● Coordinate the administrative work of supporting experiential learning opportunities across CLAS and facilitate collaboration across and beyond the university

● Promote resources for experiential learning to students and faculty (including professional development and funding)

● Lead the assessment of experiential learning at GVSU

Learn more about the history of CCEL or about center staff!

Experiential Learning Events

December EPIC - Network Call

December 4, 2023 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM

The December EPIC-Network Call will take place on Thursday, December 4th from 1:30 pm to 3:00 pm CT. During this call, we will discuss how programs can receive funding from local foundations and business...

The Educational Partnership for Innovation in Communities - Network: an innovative approach to resilient cities and campuses

December 6, 2023 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

The Educational Partnerships for Innovation in Communities - Network (EPIC-N) is an international network of some 70 university- or community-based programs using the “EPIC Model”...

Faculty Learning Community: Community-Engaged Course Design Foundations and Frameworks

December 14, 2023 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Join faculty from across institutions, disciplines, and varying levels of community engagement expertise to participate in an interactive learning community. Drawing on Welch and Plaxton-Moore’s...

Laker Accelerated Talent Link Meet The Employers Event

January 23, 2024 3:30 PM - 5:30 PM

Join us from 3:30 PM - 5:30 PM in the Henry Hall Atrium (located on the Allendale campus) to meet recruiters from the Talent Link Employer Partners (Acrisure, Amway, Cascade Engineering, Corewell Health,...

Summer Institute kickoff

May 7, 2024 All Day

CCEL will be supporting unit-level teams of faculty and staff to work on curricular changes that align with the CLAS Voyage. 

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