Helps students identify areas of learning they may want to have evaluated for college-level equivalency. Also guides students through the preparation and compilation of all components required for the evaluation of a portfolio of prior learning through LearningCounts.org. Delivered entirely online. Graded Credit/No Credit.
Utilizes Phi Theta Kappa's theme from their "Honors in Action" program as a vehicle to introduce undergraduates to research. Requires students to write a literature review and to present their findings. Requires students to be a member of Phi Theta Kappa. May be repeated for a maximum of 4 credits toward graduation.
Utilizes Phi Theta Kappa's theme from their "Honors in Action" program as a vehicle to introduce undergraduates to service learning. Requires students to plan and implement a service project. May be repeated for a maximum of 4 credits toward graduation.
Teaches investigative theories, methods, practices and processes of tutoring writing. Has students practice tutoring as a process, actively participating in tutorial sessions and developing tutees ability to do the same. Teaches students to read scholarship from the field of writing center studies that will give them an awareness of the concepts of professional and intellectual tutoring. Requires students to compose several responses to writing center theory, conduct numerous observations of tutorials, participate in tutorials, and ultimately compose an individual philosophy of tutoring.
Increases students' knowledge and skills in personal or career-related areas while synthesizing previous and new learning experiences. Final project involves reflection and demonstration of learning outcome achievement. For BA/BS University Studies majors, requires a project planned with and evaluated by a faculty mentor from an academic discipline closely related to the emphasis for the degree. Repeatable for a maximum of 16 credits toward graduation. May be graded credit/no credit.
For UVST BA/BS students in their last semester. Involves reflection on learning, demonstration of the achievement of stated learning outcomes, and advanced development of writing and communication skills. Includes a research/writing project or the creation of a professional portfolio to display knowledge and abilities. Culminates with an oral presentation.