National Society for Experiential Education
The Teaching Guild is involved with NSEE because faculty become active learners, too, experimenting together with their students, reflecting upon the learning activities they have designed and responding to their students' reactions to the activities.
National Society for Experiential Education (NSEE) is a nonprofit
membership association of educators, businesses and community leaders.
The mission of NSEE is to foster the effective use of experience as an
integral part of education in order to empower learners and promote the
common good. Founded in 1971, NSEE supports the use of learning through
experience by four main curricular settings:
- Academic Service Learning
- Internships and Cooperative Education
- Undergraduate Research and Scholarship
- International Study Abroad
Why is the Teaching Guild involved with NSEE:
Faculty become active learners, too, experimenting together with their
students, reflecting upon the learning activities they have designed and
responding to their students' reactions to the activities. The
University of Tampa also has become the strategic partner of the NSEE as
the Southern Regional Institute.
Teaching Guild committee members Jennifer Wortham and Mary Keener are active on The University of Tampa’s Experiential Education Steering Committee, which provides a link for the Teaching Guild to national NSEE workshops, conferences, resources and activities. Members of the Teaching Guild and other UT faculty and staff regularly participate in the NSEE Experiential Education Academy Workshops, which are held on the UT campus twice annually and at the NSEE’s Annual Conference each fall.