Steps for Experiential Learning Designation

The University Curriculum Experiential Learning subcommittee reviews and approves programs based on the following criteria:

  1. Student engagement in the activity is equivalent to the time spent in a one-credit hour course (approximately 45 hours minimum, but other intensive activities may apply)
  2. Students engaged in the activity receive significant mentorship/advisement/supervision, training, and feedback from a qualified UGA Student Affairs staff member
  3. Participants engage in summative and significant reflection, discussion, evaluation, and/or an exit interview at the conclusion of the program
  4. The activity can be classified as a creative, global, internship, leadership, research, or service experience
  5. The activity has measurable student learning outcomes in two of the following areas: challenge, ownership, and self or social awareness

UGA Student Affairs employs a centralized approach to the Experiential Learning proposal and designation process.

  • Complete the Student Affairs Experiential Learning intake form
    • Submit any additional materials that may be helpful in the proposal submission process (e.g., applications, position descriptions, organization constitutions) to Erin Ciarimboli.
    • Samples of completed intake forms may be found here: Internship    Leadership
  • Learning & Strategic Initiatives staff will draft a formal Experiential Learning proposal, in collaboration with your department.

After receiving approval from the University Curriculum Experiential Learning subcommittee, EL activity directors are responsible for managing the EL-designated activity in accordance with both institutional and divisional expectations.

  • Before the Experiential Learning activity
    • Attend training for EnGAge Georgiathe online activity management tool employed by the Office of Experiential Learning
    • Verify all Experiential Learning program details are updated and correct in EnGAge Georgia
    • Add all anticipated participants to each EL program in EnGAge Georgia
  • During the Experiential Learning activity
    • Employ EnGAge Georgia as desired to manage student participation in the Experiential Learning activity
  • Following the Experiential Learning activity
    • Verify student participation/completion of requirements in EnGAge Georgia 


UGA Student Affairs Learning Framework

Approved Student Affairs Experiential Learning Opportunities

Steps for Experiential Learning Designation

UGA Experiential Learning Site


UGA Student Affairs inspires students to:

   Engage Meaningfully

  • Civic Engagement
  • Teamwork
  • Inclusion

   Grow Intellectually

  • Critical Thinking
  • Application of Knowledge
  • Communication

  Build Character

  • Ethical Reasoning
  • Self-Identity
  • Well-Being


For more information, contact:

Kara L. Fresk
Director of Learning and Strategic Initiatives

Erin Ciarimboli
Assistant Director for Learning, Assessment, and Data Initiatives