Instructions for Applied Learning Survey

Fredonia Applied Learning Survey

Instructions:  Please complete the Applied Learning Survey to assist in preparing an inventory of applied learning on the Fredonia campus. SAVE your responses and submit via email to Tracy Collingwood (, Chair of the Applied Learning Council, no later than January 29, 2016.

I = Internship
CP = Clinical Placement
P = Practicuum
CRP = Clinically Rich Practice
SL = Service Learning                    
CS = Community Service                      
CV = Civic Engagement
CW = Creative Works
R = Research
E = Entrepreneurship   
FS = Field Study 
CE = Cooperative Education
TE = International and Domestic Travel/Exchange & Study Away 
(I) Internship: Applied learning experiences for which a student may earn academic credit in an agreed-upon, short-term, supervised workplace activity, which may be related to a student’s major field or area of interest. The work can be full or part time, on or off campus, paid or unpaid. Some institutions offer both credit and non-credit bearing internships. Internships integrate classroom knowledge and theory with practical application and skills developed in professional or community settings. This definition does not include internships that are required components of a registered program leading to NYS licensure or certification (e.g., teacher preparation, social work, dental hygiene). An internship is distinct from community service or service learning.

(CP) Clinical Placement: Credit Bearing: A period of practical/field experience in health care and community agencies with faculty supervision focusing on individual patients/clients or groups reflecting diverse settings, across the lifespan. Emphasis is on mastering theoretical concepts, improving skill competency, and developing clinical reasoning skills with a focus on evidence-based practice.

(P) Practicum: A period of practical or field experience undertaken in academic, professional or community settings/agencies/organizations as part of an academic course of study. This approach is grounded in application and practice of theoretical/technical concepts/skills and cultural competency relevant to the course of study or to a profession.

(CRP) Clinically Rich Practice: Teacher candidates participate in a range of diverse school and community-based activities that connect theory and practice through reflection to develop the skills, knowledge, and dispositions necessary to become effective educators.

(SL) Service-Learning: A credit-bearing educational strategy that integrates meaningful community service that meets identified community need with instruction and reflection to enrich the learning experience and strengthen communities.

(CS) Community Service: Volunteerism and community service performed by students for community benefit. This service can be, but is not necessarily integrated with a particular program of study. This may include structured projects (days of service), smaller group projects, fund-raising events, or individual volunteerism, which is acknowledged by the campus.

(CE) Civic Engagement: A teaching and learning focus on educating students as global citizens. Classes or programs include meaningful civic education and activities for social good. Classes and projects have components of reflection and engagement.

(CW) Creative Works: A capstone, senior project, performance, or other creative work that occurs as an experience for a student in an accredited class, a course of study or program.

(R) Research: An inquiry or investigation conducted by an undergraduate or graduate student that advances our knowledge and makes an original intellectual or creative contribution to the discipline. Research includes scholarly and creative activities and both the student and the mentor have a vested interest in the research/scholarly/creative experience. The four characteristics of research include: mentorship, originality, acceptability, and dissemination.

(E) Entrepreneurship (program, class, project): Students in an entrepreneurship program develop a broad-based entrepreneurial skill relevant to any organization – start-up, established, and for and not-for-profit agency, organization, community or industry. Entrepreneurship involves consistently thinking and acting in ways designed to uncover new opportunities that are then applied to provide value.

(FS) Field Study: Collection of information outside of an experimental or lab setting. This type of data collection is most often conducted in natural settings or environments and can be designed in a variety of ways for various disciplines. May be mentored, self-directed work, or comprise a full course. The projects include inquiry, design, investigation, discovery and application.

(CE) Cooperative Education: An applied learning experience that alternates classroom learning and productive paid work experiences in a field related to a student’s academic and career goals. Co-ops are formal partnerships between an educational institution, an employer, and one or more students, and typically provide meaningful work experiences for students. Co-ops are off-campus and full time or part time.

(TE) International and Domestic Travel/Exchange & Study Away: An instructional program delivered in either an overseas location or domestic location. Often the program is delivered as a semester-long or intercession sequence of courses, the content of which is enhanced by the location of instruction, by distinctive historic or cultural features available in the location, or by a unique approach to the subject matter that is specific to the locale. Exchanges are often conducted by individual students traveling independently to a location that has been pre-approved by their home institution, and where they determine their specific course of study in collaboration with home and host institution faculty.

AEED Division Contact Information:

Advancement, Engagement and Economic Development

Dr. Kevin Kearns, Vice President for Advancement, Engagement & Economic Development
701 Maytum Hall
State University of New York at Fredonia
Fredonia, NY 14063
(716) 673-3758