Working Group D: Education Outside the Classroom information sheet
Members: Mark Angeles ’15, John Bergholz ’83, Meredith Dickinson, Elizabeth Drumm (co-chair), David Garrett, Kristy Gonyer, Robert Kaplan, Margaret Noto ’75 (co-chair), Pancho Savery, Bruce Smith, Taylor Stinchcomb '14, Sarah Wagner-McCoy
Working Group D, “Education Outside the Classroom” is concerned broadly with extra- and co-curricular programs that are available to Reed students. We were asked to consider three types of programs in particular:
1) study abroad
2) community-based learning and service learning and
We are interested in community input about any aspect of these programs and, in particular:
- Study abroad:
- What are the advantages of study abroad in terms of a Reed education?
- What trade-offs do students confront when they consider study abroad?
- What, if anything, should the college do to better facilitate study abroad for students?
- What are the pros and cons of faculty-led study abroad trips that occur outside of the semester?
- Community-based learning:
- What are challenges for faculty who seek to incorporate aspects of community-based learning into their courses?
- What, if anything, should the college do to help interested faculty incorporate community-based learning opportunities into their courses?
- What are the advantages of programs like RELAY, which allow for community-based learning but are not part of a credited, academic course?
- Community Service:
- What more should the college do to support our existing community service programs (SEEDS, biology outreach and other programs)?
- What is the value of long-term and short-term internships?
- What obstacles do students face who wish to obtain internships or externships during the summer or January break?
- What more should the College, and the Center for Life Beyond Reed, do to support students seeking internships?