Experiential Learning Course Credit
Experiential Learning Course Credit is an option for non-traditional college students who bring significant work experience, both in terms of years and responsibility, to obtain course credit for oral communication skills if they can demonstrate achievement of course outcomes and competencies obtained through prior learning experiences.
The requirements for earning experiential learning credit follow the guidelines of the Council for Adult and Experiential Learning.
To be eligible for Experiential Learning credit for this course, a student must meet the following criteria:
- Be enrolled in a TU degree completion program (BSN, BS in Medical Technology) or transfer into a major program as a junior;
- Have a transfer G.P.A. of 2.0 or better;
- Successfully complete or transfer ENG101 and ENG102;
- Document at least 3 full-time equivalent years of relevant employment;
- Understand that plagiarism, falsification, or misrepresentation are unacceptable and will result in rejection of the portfolio;
- Pay $200 fee if materials merit course credit.
A student seeking Experiential Learning credit must complete a request form supplying/verifying the information above. A screening committee will determine whether the student meets the requirements to proceed with the portfolio.
An assessment committee made up of faculty/administrators in the Area of Arts and Sciences will determine whether the portfolio merits course credit.
- Submit completed request form.
- Submit portfolio. Click here for Portfolio Requirements.
- table of contents
- copy of TU transcript and progression sheet
- significant learning outline
- two employer references who can verify that portfolio work is the student’s
- Give speech in a setting with an audience or provide video of self in public speaking event.
These are the expected learning outcomes/skills for this course.
Students will develop skills enabling them to...
- Recognize the importance of responsible, capable speaking in all areas of life
- Listen critically for main ideas, sound reasoning, and fallacies
- Analyze audience demographics as it pertains to speaking
- Gather information on a topic from a variety of sources
- Support and organize ideas logically
- Use visual aids skillfully
- Use language for maximum impact
- Develop theses for informative, persuasive, and entertaining speeches
- Apply the speech development process to oral presentations