Experiential Learning Center at The University of Akron

UA's Center for Experiential Learning

OUR GOAL: To enable students to emerge as civically engaged, skilled and adaptable leaders, ready to take on real-world challenges.

UA student drops out, rebounds with EX[L] Center

EbaNee Bond, an engineering student at UA, set to graduate in May 2018.

In this student success story, EbaNee Bond, overcomes the self-doubt that led her to drop out of UA, among other reasons. With an unexpected call that initially brought her back to UA, she still faced years of upward battle. While still struggling, Bond spotted a sign for a networking event hosted by the EXL Center which led to the “changing point” in her academic career. Bond found in the EXL Center encouragement, guidance and the confidence that is leading her to a future of endless possibilities and hope. 

In an [Un]class of their Own

In their latest blog post: In an UnClass of its Own, on The Institute for Human Science and Culture website, UA students share their work in Digital Humanities in the Archives unclass. Students in Digital Humanities are learning archiving skills while making postcards from fabulous The David P. Campbell Postcard Collection accessible to the public and scholarly researchers from a wide range of fields. 

Spring 2018 Pitch Competition - Social Entrepreneurship Edition

A holistic approach is an essential part of social entrepreneurship focusing on the triple bottom line - economic, environmental, and humanitarian. What's your idea to make the world a better place? BE THE CHANGE 10K will give The University of Akron students a chance to compete for a top prize of $10,000 to benefit the community. Details here!

Faculty CEC award recipients for Spring 2018

EX[L] is pleased to congratulate the most recent 2018 award recipients of grants up to $1000 for Community-Engaged Courses.

Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis: download the guidelines.

HungerPerks wins $10K in Fall 2017 Pitch Competition

$10,000 awarded to HungerPerks and $800 to each of the five finalists to go towards their startups. Details here on the event, sponsored by the Burton D. Morgan Foundation, and on all six of the finalists.