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Title: CIEL Consortium of Innovative Environments for Learning Student Opportunities


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CIELConsortium of Innovative Environments
for Learning Student Opportunities
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What is CIEL?
  • Growing consortium of progressive institutions
    working in close collaboration to support
    experimentation and improvement, assessment,
    sharing, refining, and disseminating best
    practices in student-centered learning.
  • CIELs scope includes
  • ??Learning environments and outcomes
  • ??Integrated, experiential, self-reflective
    learning practices
  • ??Development of student responsibility for
    learning
  • ??A strong affirmation and promotion of diversity
  • ??A desire for both academic flexibility and
    clarity of focus
  • ??Inclusive participation in the shaping and
    governing of a campus
  • ??A disposition toward risk-taking

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WHO IS CIEL?
Alverno College - Milwaukee, WI Daemen College
- Amherst, NYThe Evergreen State College -
Olympia, WA Fairhaven College - Bellingham,
WA Hampshire College - Amherst, MA Johnson C.
Smith University - Charlotte, NCNew College
of Florida - Sarasota, FLPitzer College -
Claremont, CA
4
Opportunities for Students
  • Student exchanges
  • Participation in Foreign Study

Student Symposium
On-line Student Journal
5
ALVERNO COLLEGE
  • Private, Catholic womens college, serving
    approximately 2000 students
  • Areas of Distinction include
  • Electronic portfolio process
  • Ability-based curriculum and assessment process
    in eight ability areas
  • Communication
  • Analysis
  • Problem Solving
  • Valuing in decision making
  • Social Interaction
  • Developing a Global Perspective
  • Effective Citizenship
  • Aesthetic Engagement

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DAEMEN COLLEGE
  • Private, liberal arts college (2100 students)
    located in Amherst, New York
  • Areas of Distinction include
  • Strong service learning programs
  • Special emphasis in
  • strong allied health programs, including
  • interdisciplinary research opportunities in wound
    therapy
  • specialized study in Chinese medicine/wound
    therapy research
  • early childhood special education
  • graphic design based in the arts
  • study in sustainable communities and civic
    engagement, including specialized study in China,
    Canada and Mexico
  • summer arts based program in Florence

7
EVERGREEN STATE COLLEGE
  • Public college (4000 students) - the largest of
    the CIEL schools.
  • Programs in Olympia, Tacoma and six reservation
    sites
  • Areas of Distinction include
  • Narrative evaluations
  • Year-long interdisciplinary learning communities
  • Strong curriculum in a variety of areas,
    including
  • Environmental studies (especially alternative
    agriculture, forestry, natural history
    and marine studies)
  • Physical science
  • Political economy
  • Native studies
  • Humanities including a half dozen
  • year-long language/culture/history programs

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FAIRHAVEN COLLEGE at WWU
  • Interdisciplinary college (500 students) -
    embedded in a large public university.
  • Areas of Distinction include
  • Student self-designed degrees
  • Student engagement in research
  • Reflective learning environment
  • Issue oriented curriculum, emphasizing social
    justice, community and self-direction, including
  • Seabirds
  • Acoustic biology
  • Screenwriting
  • Indigenous Peoples
  • Nature writing
  • Ethnicity and Nationalism
  • Law and Diversity Program
  • Cross-cultural aspects of depression

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HAMPSHIRE COLLEGE
  • Private, liberal arts institution with approx.
    1250 students in Amherst, MA
  • Member of Five-College Consortium
  • Areas of Distinction include
  • Self-initiated, individual programs of study
    negotiated with faculty mentors
  • Students active participation in original
    research
  • Multidisciplinary, multicultural curriculum
    including
  • Cognitive sciences
  • Political economy
  • Media and communication
  • Natural Science
  • Arts and social change
  • Third world and border studies

10
Johnson C. Smith University
  • Private historically black college (1500
    students) now serving a diverse group of students
  • Newest member of CIEL.
  • Areas of Distinction include
  • Community health
  • Multicultural perspectives
  • African-American and Africana Studies
  • University wide laptop program
  • wired campus

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NEW COLLEGE OF FLORIDA
  • A Florida Honors College in the public university
    system with 700 students and a student-faculty
    ratio of 111.
  • Areas of Distinction include
  • Student designed contracts describing the
    students academic activities and goals for the
    semester
  • Narrative evaluations
  • Strong science and marine science programs
  • Strong emphasis on undergraduate research-all
    students complete
  • a senior thesis in their final year

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PITZER COLLEGE
  • Private college in the Claremont College group
    (950 students).
  • Students and faculty share resources and
    cross-register with the other Claremont campuses.
  • Areas of Distinction include
  • Emphasis on social justice community
    involvement.
  • interdisciplinary, research based and team taught
    courses in psychology, media studies,
    neuroscience, and environmental studies.
  • Foreign study programs in
  • Botswana
  • China
  • Ecuador - University-Based
  • Ecuador - Intensive Language
  • Italy
  • Nepal
  • Darjeeling, India

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STUDENT EXCHANGES
  • Opportunity to study at any one of the
    participating colleges or universities
    for a term while
    paying home campus tuition
  • Develop a rich comparative perspective
  • Take advantage of curricular opportunities and
    faculty expertise not present on the home campus,
    Live in a different geographical region
  • Experience vastly different campus cultures and
    different political and socio-economic milieus
  • Study abroad programs are included in the
    agreement.

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FOREIGN STUDY
  • Programs available around the world through the
    various member institutions, from Botswana to
    Costa Rica, from Italy to India. (Some of these
    programs require additional fees.)

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STUDENT SYMPOSIUM
  • Students from all campuses share their research
    and inquiry projects.
  • 1ST Annual Symposium held at New College in
    Sarasota, FL. This years Symposium will be held
    at Pitzer College in Claremont, CA.

16
ON-LINE JOURNAL
  • Produced annually from submissions by each of the
    member institutions Fiction, Non-Fiction,
    Poetry, and Art Photography.

17
SOME POTENTIAL FACULTY OPPORTUNITIES THAT MIGHT
BENEFIT STUDENTS
  • Collaboration of faculty from one or more members
    of faculty from any of the CIEL schools, for
    course development and/or course delivery.
  • Co-teaching students using distance learning, or
    by traveling to another campus, or meeting in a
    field location.
  • Faculty from other CIEL sites as visiting
    faculty.
  • Collaborating on foreign study at varied
    international locations), depending on
    availability.
  • Research opportunities with any of the CIEL
    faculty who have common interests and goals.

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IN CONCLUSION
  • Students benefit in varied ways
  • Exchanges and foreign study
  • Symposium
  • Connection with others in
  • your areas of study
  • On-line journal publication opportunities
  • Students are an important element of CIEL
    initiatives and governance.
  • Present their academic work to peers throughout
    the consortium
  • Participate in planning CIEL initiatives
  • WELCOME
  • TO CIEL!

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CIELS WEB ADDRESS
  • http//www.cielearn.org
  • Please visit the site and familiarize yourself
    with the various schools, their faculty, and
    areas in which they specialize. The
    opportunities are open and awaiting your interest
    and imagination.
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