Experience-Centered Learning Program (EXCEL)
This program for undergraduate academic credit gives students an off-campus working and learning experience under the supervision of a faculty member. It offers students the opportunity to determine individual learning goals, to work independently of the classroom structure, to use analytic and reflective abilities, to relate theory and practice, and to explore career interests.
Students make their own arrangements, with the assistance and coordination of a faculty member. This program is restricted to students whose programs do not include a practicum. Thus, it is available to students in humanities, social science, natural science, and business.
The Service-Learning Program at Spalding University is a cooperative venture of academic study and community service through which students can be helpful in a community setting while gaining concrete career skills, work experience, and, possibly, academic credit. Service-Learning is open to any student who wants to participate. Service-Learning projects vary, so students interested in being a part of the program are encouraged to contact the director of community service in the Office of Student Life and Development for full information.
Opportunities for independent study are available for qualified students. The independent study program enables a student to obtain credit for a course of study not available in the scheduled curriculum. Independent study may also be taken to obtain credit for a class that is offered in the normal schedule but wherein extreme circumstances prevent the student from taking the class when offered.
Steps for the independent study approval process:
Opportunities for International Study
Spalding University also offers other learning opportunities for students wishing to pursue academic interests in an international setting. The international programs vary from year to year.
Reserve Officers Training Corps
Spalding University students have the opportunity to participate in ROTC programs at the University of Louisville (Army, Air Force) and Indiana University Southeast (Army). Successful completion of the program leads to an officer's commission in the chosen armed service. Interested students should contact the appropriate office at one of the universities and should apply in the term preceding the desired entry date.
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