Work with Us

The Experiential Learning Unit supports faculty and staff in delivering, promoting, and tracking experiential learning (EL) programs and activities. We are the central hub for experiential learning at Western, providing resources, information, guidance, and referral to campus and community partners.

Program Design and Resource Development

Partner Connections and Collaborations

Tracking, Reporting, and Systems Support

Systems Support

Program Promotion

Program Design and Resource Development

If you are starting a new experiential learning program or activity, or looking to enhance an existing learning experience, we offer templates and resources and can direct you to relevant policies and best practices. If you have questions about the university’s experiential learning principles or typologies, we can help with that too. We can also assist you to connect with fellow staff or faculty in a Community of Practice where you can share ideas and resources.

Connecting with Community and Industry Partners

In collaboration with our Employer Relationship Developers colleagues, we promote the hirewesternu message and encourage employers to recruit and hire Western students for internships, co-ops, and practicums. The Community Engaged Learning Coordinators within our Unit connects faculty and staff with local, national, and global community partners for curricular and co-curricular forms of community engaged learning.

Tracking and Reporting

Through various mechanisms, our office tracks metrics related to experiential learning, such as student participation, partnership development, hours of engagement, and student learning outcomes. Whether you are looking to gather information on program use, analyze underdeveloped markets, or understand the variety of experiential learning opportunities offered to Western students, we can help.

Systems Support

The CareerCentral database offers the latest software infrastructure for experiential learning program delivery. Through this single platform, we are able to manage all types of experiential learning, promote experiences to students, enable industry and community partners to engage with us, track participation and involvement, and report on skill development, community impact, and access to experiential learning.  Contact our office to learn more about the database and how it could support your program or activity.

Program Promotion and Communication

As the central experiential learning hub, we partner with staff and faculty to promote experiential learning experiences to students, partners, and other stakeholders. Stay tuned for opportunities to promote your activity to all prospective and current Western students through a central experiential learning catalogue.