Contact the Office of Experiential Learning

Dr. Linda Bachman, director of university experiential learning, is charged with identifying and proposing innovative ways to advance experiential learning across the University of Georgia’s diverse undergraduate programs.  In partnership with faculty members, experiential program directors, and other UGA leaders, Dr. Bachman is directing the implementation of UGA’s new experiential learning requirement.  She also facilitates campus-wide conversations and partnerships to ensure that the initiative goes beyond the requirement, building bridges among academic and non-academic units on and off campus, and leading the development of an experiential transcript that will recognize and help integrate the full range of experiential opportunities UGA affords its undergraduate students. Prior to taking on this role, Dr. Bachman had served as assistant dean of UGA’s Franklin College of Arts and Sciences since 2006.  Her doctorate is in higher education administration from the University of Georgia, and she holds a masters degree in English from the University of Michigan and an AB in English and History from Bryn Mawr College. | 706-583-0567

Karen W. Saunders’ primary focus is on EL internships – credit-bearing courses, non-credit internships offered throughout the university, and selected community partner internship programs.  She regularly presents to community partners as well as on-campus stakeholders to align student internship opportunities with the EL learning outcomes for inclusion on the EL transcript.

Karen earned a BS in Business Administration from the University of Arkansas. She started with UGA in 2010 in the Division of Student Affairs. | 706-542-1716

Kay S. Stanton joined the Office of Experiential Learning in 2016. She has been heavily involved in the implementation of the EL initiative and transcript. She directs the scholarship program and works closely with faculty and staff on the development of EL courses and non-credit activity proposals. She also conducts informational presentations and training workshops on the experiential learning initiative, requirement, transcript, and the EnGAge software platform.

Kay earned a BA in art from Berry College and a masters degree in historic preservation from UGA. She has worked in several roles, including student support and public relations across campus since 2000. | 706-542-9891