EL Courses Moving Online

Maymester and Summer Courses Move Online:  Impacts to Experiential Learning (EL)

Following guidance from the University System of Georgia, the University of Georgia announced that Maymester and Summer Courses would be offered online.

While this transition is necessary given the impacts of the COVID-19 virus, the significant modification to course design may impact the Experiential Learning Outcomes required of currently approved courses—specifically for those approved in the EL Categories of Creative, Global, Leadership, and Service-Learning.  For example, in cases where the course satisfied the Experiential Learning area of Global based on the inclusion of the course in a study abroad or field study program, the department may wish to submit the course to meet the Experiential Learning requirement for another area such as Creative, Internship, Leadership, Research, or Service. 

If you intend to offer your Creative, Global, Leadership, or Service-Learning EL Approved Maymester and/or Summer Course online and wish to have the online course satisfy the EL requirement, it will need to be reviewed and approved by the EL Subcommittee of the UCC via the following process:

  • Step 1: Notify the Office of University Experiential Learning (OEL)
    • Notify the Office of University Experiential Learning (Kay Stanton, okay@uga.edu) of your intent to request that the course satisfy the Experiential Learning Requirement for one of the following categories: Creative, Global, Internship, Leadership, Research, or Service-Learning.  You will be asked to outline how the course meets the learning outcomes available in the EL Rubric. The OEL office can address any questions prior to submission and will work with the Experiential Learning Subcommittee of the UCC to expedite the request.
  • Step 2: Submit the Request via the CAPA Platform
    • Create a Course Change Proposal in CAPA. Using the “Non-Traditional Format” data fields, indicate how your online course will meet the learning outcomes specified in the Experiential Learning Outcomes Rubric.
  • Step 3: Review by the Experiential Learning Subcommittee of the UCC
  • Step 4: Communication of Decision to Faculty Member
    • In addition to the regular notification of the department and school/college, the Office of Experiential Learning will communicate the decision directly to the faculty member, along with any suggested guidance.

Our intent is to collaborate closely with both the faculty member and the EL Subcommittee of the UCC to expedite these requests.  Please contact us with any questions.

Email: ugael@uga.edu

Web: el.uga.edu