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Hurricane Florence Recovery and Applied Learning Support

As UNCW continues recovering from the aftermath of Hurricane Florence, we've rescheduled our fall events and provided extensions on all upcoming Applied Learning funding opportunities administered by our office. 

Applied Learning Pedagogy Initiative Proposals and SURCA Proposals may now be submitted through the end of the month and with a tentative submission deadline of November 15th, 2018.

In addition to these existing opportunities, the office of Applied Learning is partnering with the Center for Teaching Excellence and Undergraduate Studies to provide Applied Learning Recovery Grants supporting the immediate implementation of applied learning projects in the Fall 2018 semester. These applied learning projects may be used to make up for lost instructional time because of Hurricane Florence. Please note that Applied Learning Recovery Grant submissions will close on Friday, November 2nd. All remaining applicants must apply by 5:00pm, Friday, November 2nd, in order to receive consideration for Applied Learning Recovery Grants.

Up to $500 is available per award and we'll be reviewing applications as they are received, so check out the application instructions below and send your application in to! We are committed to continuing our support of applied learning at UNCW and to assisting all UNCW instructors as they make adjustments to their courses in the wake of Hurricane Florence. 

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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.