News Spotlight

Join us for our End of Semester Applied Learning Celebration! Friday, April 28th

Join the ALTC at Waterline Brewing Company for an end-of-semester celebration of all things applied learning! We will recognize our newly funded initiatives, reflect on the many successful applied learning endeavors of the year, as well as enjoy Food and Beverages appropriate to the hour will be available. We hope to see you there! For directions or further information, please contact

Waterline Brewing Company

Friday, April 28, 4-7pm

ETEAL's Sustainability 2.0 Initiative: Ongoing Support for Applied Learning Projects

Have you been funded by ETEAL before? Is your project ongoing and are you looking to expand, enhance, or explore new ideas in that project during the next academic year? ETEAL is excited to partner with CSURF and Undergraduate Studies again this year to offer Sustainability 2.0 Awards - Funding awards of up to $2,500 that can go toward supporting an ongoing ETEAL or SURCA project which has previously received funding and completed all assessment requirements. 

The application process is quick and simple - There's just a single page to fill out and return to by Wednesday April 12th in order to receive consideration for funding. Only projects which have previously received funding and which delivered all required assessment materials (All student reflections, instructor reflections, and any other materials requested) are eligible to apply. Please note that even those who are eligible can only receive funding for ongoing, previously funded projects; new projects cannot be funded through Sustainability 2.0.

For more information and to receive an application form, Contact! 

New! The 2017 ETEAL Instagram Contest: #ApplyYourTeal

ETEAL's 2017 Instagram Contest is now open for submissions! Send your applied learning photos to @UNCWETEAL on Instagram between March 20th and April 7th, 2017 for a chance to win excellent prizes such as gift cards, Seahawk Buck$, a parking pass upgrade, and more!

Here's how you can get involved, submit your photos, and win some of these great prizes:

  1. Take a picture of your applied learning experience or idea, or use one of your existing applied learning photos
  2. Follow @UNCWETEAL on Instagram an tag us in your photo
  3. In the caption of your submission, include your name and mention @UNCWETEAL.
  4. For more details, rules, and information, read our official contest Terms and Conditions!

All Submissions are due April 7th, 2017 and contest winners will be announced on April 14th.

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Upcoming Spring 2017 ALTC Workshops and Opportunities

Join us this semester for two excellent Applied Learning Teaching Community workshops! 

The State of Applied Learning Assessment
Thursday, April 20th | 2:00pm-3:00pm | Watson 266

Applied Learning In Action

Paws4People - Changing Lives

Every year, UNCW students in applied learning projects have the opportunity to positively impact our community while gaining valuable skills and experience. The Assistance Dog Training Program, led by Kyria Henry, gives our students the chance to train and work with service dogs that will go on to assist disabled veterans and community members. In Spring 2014, the Assistance Dog Training Program received ETEAL support and each year the program is providing high-impact applied learning experiences for students and changing the lives of our community members.

UNCW Community Engagement and the Wilmington Police Activities League (PAL)

Each year UNCW provides our students with numerous high-impact, applied community engagement projects that allow our students to apply the things they learn in their courses to real problems facing the Wilmington community. These projects often develop into long-standing partnerships between the University and the community, as we see in the Wilmington Police Athletics League.

Laura Spivey, an instructor in UNCW's School of Health and Applied Human Sciences and previous ETEAL-funded instructor, has been working with the Police Activities League to guide UNCW students through this community engagement project. You can learn more about the Police Activities League and their partnership with UNCW in the video below:

UNCW Community Engagement: Police Activities League (PAL) from UNCW Ofc of Univ Relations on Vimeo.