Office of Engaged Learning Initiatives
The Office of Engaged Learning supports a variety of initiatives to help develop and sustain student experiential learning at UVU.
Grants for Engaged Learning
The Grants for Engaged Learning (GEL) program provides students, faculty, and staff support for projects that increase applied and service learning opportunities for our students. Seed grants are awarded up to $10,000 for substantial projects that demonstrate collaborative engagement. Quick grants are awarded up to $2,500 for smaller projects that arise throughout the school-year. For more information, visit the GEL website.
Strategic Engagement Council
The UVU Strategic Engagement Council is designed to facilitate coordination and cooperation between university units and our community Partners. It also serves as a strategic planning body in response to the needs and potential resources of local business, civic, and governmental organizations. For more information, visit the council webpage.
Civic Engagement Strategy
UVU’s Civic Engagement Strategy engages the community on issues that extend beyond those primarily related to business and economic development. The strategy calls for three specific efforts: 1) establishing a Civic Forum, a platform for dealing with issues of regional concern; 2) instituting regular Civic Visits to constituent communities to discuss opportunities for partnerships and collaboration; and 3) developing a University Project that leverages the university's resources to address a specific challenge in our community. click here for more information.
University Forum integrates conferences, lectures, symposia, colloquia, workshops, and other co-curricular events into targeted university curriculum. UVU hosts a variety number of superbly organized and high quality academic events. The initiative is an effort to encourage attendance and participation. The SEI website includes event descriptions and schedules, biographical information, video recordings, readings, and other relevant information. click here for the UF website.
Faculty Fellow for Engaged Learning
The Faculty Fellow Program is an effort to support the development of faculty involvement in engaged learning projects. The fellow consults with the Office of Engaged Learning, conducts research on engagement strategies and practices, and cultivates partnerships with civic, humanitarian, and other non-profit organizations.
Engaged Learning University Distinction
In the effort to highlight engaged learning activities of students, the university is developing a Engaged Learning University Distinction program. The program will include a service learning track, a professional engagement track, and a leadership track. Students will receive a certificate of completion and the distinction will be recorded on their official academic transcript.