Introduction to Integrative and Experiential Learning

Thursday, January 23, 2020
1:15 PM - 2:30 PM


Center for Teaching Excellence
Thomas Cooper Library, Room L511


If you have elected to attend this workshop via web conference, log-in as a guest at Livestream CTE Workshop. Access the link at least 24-hours prior to the workshop to be sure that you can successfully log in.


For undergraduate students, reconciling their curricular requirements, cocurricular events, work and career preparedness, community engagement, and personal challenges can feel somewhat disjointed, and students therefore have a difficult time finding connections between all of these experiences (AAC&U/Carnegie Foundation, 2004). Integrative learning provides students with strategies to make connections between these within and beyond the classroom activities to help them apply their skills to new and complex problems and challenges.

This workshop explores teaching strategies and philosophies that help to engage students in activities beyond the classroom and then have students relate those experiences to their courses and curriculum. After reviewing current research and practices on integrative and experiential learning, including how the Center for Integrative and Experiential Learning supports IL and EL, participants will discuss strategies for encouraging students to reflect and make interdisciplinary connections between their experiences within and beyond the classroom to promote creativity, collaboration, and problem-solving.


This workshop counts as a requirement toward the Integrative and Experiential Learning certificate.


** Registration Procedures Update **

In order for attendees to personally track their current registrations and attendance at certificate of completion workshops and events, the Center for Teaching Excellence is now requiring that all registrants create an account in our registration system and login to register for all workshops.


If you have an existing training account with the Division of Human Resources, Office of Organizational and Professional Development, you do not need to create an account. You can login using your HR training username and password. By logging in to register for CTE events, your complete training record for both CTE and HR trainings will be available with a single account and login.


Amber Fallucca
Associate Director
Center for Integrative and Experiential Learning

Amber Fallucca serves as the Director of the Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP) and Associate Director of the Center for Integrative and Experiential Learning. She leads the assessment initiatives aligned with the Center for Integrative and Experiential Learning, including Graduation with Leadership Distinction, and provides support for office and campus-based initiatives. Fallucca also holds an Affiliate Faculty role in the College of Education with the Department of Educational Leadership and Policies.

Lara Ducate
German and Applied Linguistics
Languages, Literature and Cultures

Lara Ducate is originally from Aiken, SC and received her PhD from the University of Texas at Austin. She has been at UofSC since 2003 and teaches courses on German language and culture and foreign language teaching methods, including using technology in language classes, and sustainability in Germany. In addition to getting students excited about studying the German language and culture, she is dedicated to training future foreign language teachers to be motivated and passionate members of the teaching profession. Ducate is also intrigued by how to effectively use technological applications, such as blogs, wikis, and podcasts, to enhance the learning of language and culture and her research focuses on using new technological tools and applications in the classroom. She regularly leads the UofSC Wittenberg trip and organizes a Maymester study abroad program that focuses on sustainability in the German state of Saxony-Anhalt.

Lauren Epps
Assistant Director
Center for Integrative and Experiential Learning

Lauren Epps is responsible for overseeing the Center for Integrative and Experiential Learning advisement, student programs, and events. She coordinates outreach to non-academic units to support the development of student engagement and reflection, advises students, and leads content development for Graduation with Leadership Distinction technologies.