School of Integrative & Engaged Learning

School of Integrative & Engaged Learning Dean's Office

Bennion Building, 312 (BB 312)
Fax: 435-586-7921

Patrick Clarke
Dean
Phone: 435-586-5479
E-mail: clarke@suu.edu

Deb Pool
Budgets Manager/Administrative Assistant
Phone: 435-865-8582
E-mail: pool@suu.edu

John "Jeb" Branin
Associate Dean & Executive Director of Experiential Learning
Phone: 435-586-5424
E-mail: branin@suu.edu

Shannon Marshall
Assoc. Dean's Admin. Assistant
Phone: 435-586-7808
Email: shannonmarshall@suu.edu

Mission

The School of Integrative and Engaged Learning is a unique academic community of trans-disciplinary educators who design, teach, and promote learning experiences beyond traditional academic disciplines. We direct students in the expansion of their intellectual and practical skills to foster civic responsibility, personal and professional development, and mastery of integrative learning.

Vision

The School of Integrative and Engaged Learning will employ exemplary principles, best practices, and current research in the areas of experiential, integrated, and engaged learning to provide authentic and transformative educational experiences, while serving as a model and national leader.  SIEL actively supports team members in their efforts to pursue professional development and cutting-edge academic delivery models.

Tenets of the School of Integrative and Engaged Learning

    • In integrative learning students should make connections across curricula and bring multiple disciplines to bear when applying their learning to practical problem solving.

    • Engaged learning should provide students context for their study including how it may connect to the broader human condition and how it may affect, or be affected by, the students’ primary areas of study.*

    • Experiential and project-based learning should align with the Eight Principles of Good Practice for All Experiential Learning Activities as established by our colleagues at the National Society of Experiential Education.

    • A transdisciplinary academic community should welcome educators from different disciplines working jointly to create new conceptual, theoretical, methodological, and translational innovations that integrate and move beyond discipline-specific approaches to address a common problem.**

*Adapted from the AAC&U article Engaged Learning: Are We All on the Same Page?

**Adapted from Harvard’s definition of transdisciplinary research

Annual Reports

2014-2015

2012-2013

2011-2012

2010-2011