DCAL partners with faculty and co-curricular educators to resource, promote, and assess intentional, reflective, high-impact learning experiences in and beyond the classroom. The following programs and services support Dartmouth educators in integrating experiential learning opportunities into existing courses and programs.

Experiential Learning Resources at Dartmouth

Dartmouth has long been vibrant with experiential learning, in and beyond the classroom, with many exciting options for bringing learning to life in new ways. To integrate experiential learning into an academic course or other student learning opportunity, consider taking advantage of the many programs and partnership opportunities across campus, including:

Book Arts Workshop

Engage students letterpress printing, bookbinding, illustration techniques, and other aspects of book and print making.

Hood Museum

Arrange a museum visit to illuminate your teaching with art.

Hop Curricular Connections

Request tickets to Hop performances free-of-charge as a way to integrate arts-based experiential learning into your students’ academic learning experiences.

Jewelry Studio and Woodworking Workshop

Create hands-on assignments that enhance students' academic learning, with professional training provided by studio and shop staff.

Jones Media Center

Incorporate video projects into your course with specialized media training and staff support throughout the process.

Learning Fellows

Partner with highly trained undergraduates to design and teach your course using evidence-based active learning strategies.

Outdoor Programs

Engage students in group challenges and reflection through a ropes course or other outdoor experience.

Rauner Special Collections Library

Bring rare books, archives, manuscripts, and other primary objects into the curriculum.

Student Experiential Learning Fund (SELF) and Stamps Scholars

Encourage students to design self-directed experiences that build or expand on what they learned in your course through a dedicated funding program.

Social Impact Practicums (SIPs)

Embed a community-based project in your course to give students the chance to apply course concepts while addressing community-identified needs.

Undergraduate Advising and Research (UGAR)

Mentor and engage students in your research with support from several different programs.