Cayuga Community College provides a variety of educational opportunities that allow students to “learn by doing,” connecting classroom content with real-world situations and reflecting on the experience. As a result, students at Cayuga obtain a deeper understanding of their discipline, are more prepared for service and leadership in their careers and communities, and develop critical thinking skills.
Cayuga faculty who wish to apply for experiential learning (EL) designation for their courses may apply at https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/ELDesignationApp or contact Sheila Myers.
After individual courses have been approved, they may then be listed as “EL’ by Registrars and will appear on student transcripts. Deadlines to apply for designation are:
- February 28 for Fall courses
- October 20 for Dpring courses
A student engaged in experiential educational activities at Cayuga may take part in:
- Internships, field experiences and practicums
- Service Learning
- Community Projects
- Travel Study and cultural immersion
Course sections that are experiential are designated ‘EL’ and will appear that way during registration and on student transcripts. An ‘EL’ designation is just that, a designation. It does not change the ability of the student to transfer the course credit if it is transferable to another institution, nor does it change the course designation.
Besides the opportunity to learn outside the classroom, there are other benefits to taking a course designated as ‘EL’. Many local colleges (Keuka, Ithaca, Syracuse University, Hobart and William Smith) are actively encouraging and in some cases requiring their students to participate in some type of experiential education course before they graduate.
For information, contact:
Experiential Learning Coordinator
Office of Academic Partnerships, Room M316
Cayuga Community College’s Cayuga Engage is an online job posting and job search database. This web service is free to employers, and accessible to all Cayuga students and alumni. It lists professional job vacancies in many different career areas, as well as openings for part-time jobs, seasonal work, internships and volunteer opportunities. Students and alumni can create an account, upload cover letters and resumes, and apply directly for positions.