Experiential Learning Working Group, UMD

The Experiential Learning Working Group (ELWG) was started in January 2021 by Stacy Kosko (Minor in International Development & Conflict Management; College Park Scholars International Studies), Bill Kules (iSchool), and Jessica Roffe (QUEST) to share ideas and best practices amongst all UMD faculty and staff who oversee programs and courses with projects involving off-campus partners. Since then, the group has grown to 65 members and is involved in an effort to launch an Office of Public Engagement (OPEN) to be a hub for this work as well as community-based learning and service and to serve as an "open door" to the university.