LEARNING THROUGH ACTION:

Charge:

To develop a comprehensive NMH strategy for experiential and active learning, balancing action and reflection; and to make recommendations to the Head of School for specific steps to implement that strategy.

Co-chairs:

Angela Yang-Handy, Director of the Center for International Education
Nate Hemphill, College Counseling,
Math Department

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KEY STATS:

72% percent of faculty would support reframing the workjob graduation requirement to allow for a broader range of experiential opportunities.

​The Top 5 experiential-learning programs most commonly noted to add, enhance or develop were:
1. Study away, international & domestic (44.5%)
2. Service learning (44%)
3. Student research (41%)
4. the Farm (39%)
5. Workjob (37%)

KEY RECOMMENDATIONS:

Establish the Center for Learning Through Action

Review the school’s full educational program to inform programmatic priorities and directions related to experiential and active learning initiatives

Support the development of new LTA initiatives

Increase participation in and access to all experiential and active learning programs
Task Force Mid-Year Report

​IN 2020:

Every NMH student will have the opportunity to participate fully in the increasingly important work of experiential learning, work which is fundamental to supporting the head, the heart, and the hand.

HOW WE'LL GET THERE:

• More flexible scheduling for real-world
   educational  experiences
• Curriculum Guide that identifies courses  
   with LTA elements
• Co-location of LTA programs in Social Hall
• Faculty support for sponsoring LTA