Experiential Education Inventory
“Experiential education is when learners purposefully engage in direct experience and focused reflection in order to increase knowledge, develop skills, clarify values, and develop learners’ capacity to contribute to their communities.” – Adapted from the Association of Experiential Education
Simon Fraser University values the exceptional student learning experiences that result from experiential education. To understand the diverse landscape of experiential education offerings at SFU, the university launched the Experiential Education Inventory (EEI) project in Spring 2021.
We hope to create a resource that will help the university—including administrators, faculty members, instructors, and staff members—communicate systematically about experiential education and support student recruitment, advising, and retention. We also want to support the student learning journey by making it easier for students to discover and make decisions about the opportunities available to them.
The success of this project will depend upon broad participation from the university community.
- Spring 2021: Faculty, instructor, and staff consultations to consider the definition of experiential education and the potential uses of the inventory.
- May/June 2021: University-wide inventory of undergraduate and graduate courses and programs. You will be invited to contribute experiential education examples and opportunities that you are involved in or aware of.
- Late Summer 2021: Inventory will be available to the university community.