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Applied Learning

Applied Learning Plan Overview

On May 6th, 2015, the SUNY Board of Trustees (BOT) passed a resolution stating that SUNY shall develop a plan to make approved applied learning activities available to SUNY students enrolled in the 2016-17 academic year, and that this plan will include individual campus plans. The resolution follows from language in the 2015-16 Enacted State Budget (in an “Article VII” bill).

To achieve this goal each campus is required to submit an Applied Learning plan that documents the types of applied learning activities available. SUNY campuses are also required to examine the feasibility of making applied learning activities a graduation requirement.

The Applied Learning Guidance document is intended to provide guidance to campuses as they develop individual Applied Learning (also known as Experiential Learning) Plans. 

Fredonia Community Engagement
Fredonia faculty, staff, and students are actively engaged with our local communities. In addition, our strategic plan and mission clearly demonstrate Fredonia’s commitment to applied learning and community engagement (see Community Engagement Snap Shot).

Fredonia students on campus

Applied Learning Council Members
Tracy Collingwood (Chair), Naomi Baldwin, Chuck Cornell, Jack Croxton, Dawn Eckenrode, Lisa Hunter, Michael Jabot, Kevin Kearns, Sarah Laurie, Brian Masciadrelli, Bruce Simon, Mark Suida, Mary Kay Taylor, and Lisa Walters.


May 23 & 24, 2018
Service Learning Faculty Fellows Program
hosted by Western New York Service Learning Coalition (WNYSLC)
Daemen College

During this intensive 2-day training, faculty will acquire an in-depth understanding of community engagement pedagogies and their use in service-learning courses. The process of converting an existing course or creating a new course which incorporates service-learning will be supported during this program. The training is facilitated by Dr. Edward Zlotkowski, a nationally recognized service learning expert and professor emeritus of Literature and Media Studies at Bentley University. Dr. Zlotkowski is the founding director of the Bentley Service-Learning Center and has been a senior associate at the American Association for Higher Education, Campus Compact and the New England Resource Center for Higher Education. » Register online

May 24, 2018, 8:30AM - 12:00PM
The Community Lens: Building Capital in your Community
Daemen College
This session is part of the Service-Learning Faculty Fellows Training and is an important listening and working session. » Register for the session