To what degree does your course effectively utilize co-curricular learning experiences?
Consider associating the course with a department, college, or theme-based Residential Learning Community
Consider employing community engaged pedagogies
Consider implications of field-based experiences (e.g., can everyone access the sites?)
Offer extra credit or course credit for participation in co-curricular activities. Example drawn from Introduction to Psychology, University of Utah: “Extracurricular Activities. Throughout the semester, you will have the opportunity to tailor the course to your own interests and life. You will choose 4 extracurricular activities, from a growing menu of 10 or more, to complete during the semester. Students may even create their own extracurricular activity, subject to the instructor’s approval. The extracurricular activities may include on- or off-campus lectures and events, films, television shows, journaling, interviewing, or independent research on a topic. Most have a brief writing assignment associated with them of 500-1000 words.”
Identify a club and/or student organization (nau.edu/studentlife) that could be valuable for students to participate in that complements the course material.
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