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Collaboration and Definitions

  • Collaborations and Templates
  • Service-Learning Definition
    Service-learning at Clemson University is experiential education in which community service experiences complement academic course material.  It allows both instructors and students to apply their acquired knowledge and skills in a public setting by performing tasks with or for a community or a specific public organization. These tasks include but are not limited to identifying and analyzing real community needs and developing and implementing solutions to meet those needs.  This process is accompanied by reflection activities over the course of the class or project.

    Approved by the Academic Council on December 1, 2011
  • Student Engagement Definition

    Student Engagement at Clemson University is characterized by active, collaborative, and experiential learning both in and outside the classroom.  Students are involved in real-world, problem-solving, and creative learning activities, with the goal of fostering ethical judgment and further developing their creativity, critical thinking, communications, and entrepreneurial skills.  These activities and experiences include but are not limited to creative inquiry, service-learning, internship and co-op experiences, capstones, design studios, living/learning communities, and study abroad.  
     
    Approved by the Academic Council on December 1, 2011.