FAQs

The 100% Engagement initiative is a central element of the UA's Never Settle strategic academic and business plan. It calls for 100 percent of our students to have the opportunity to engage in integrating and applying their knowledge through real-world experiential learning.

It’s true that Arizona Wildcats have long been translating and applying their learning within and beyond the classroom in ways that positively impact themselves and their world. This is why UA graduates are some of the most employable in the world.

For the first time, however, we identify this application of knowledge as central to the UA experience, define our common values around these experiences in the form of Engaged Learning Activities and Competencies, and leverage technology to share our stories and develop greater synergy among our common interests and activities.

We will recognize and track completion of at least one of these experiences on each UA student’s official record. UA students who fulfill the commitment to apply their knowledge and experience to a grand challenge will be eligible for the distinction “Engaged Learning Experience” on their transcript. 

No. True engagement initiates from a student’s own motivation. The philosophy behind this initiative is to inspire—through campus-wide conversations about the value of applied learning and reflection, and investments to support students, faculty and staff in creating and identifying such opportunities-- rather than to require participation. 

Students must successfully complete an upper division course that has been assigned engaged learning attributes or complete an approved non-credit engagement experience to earn the transcript notation.

The UA approved the Engagement policy and guidelines at the end of the 2014-15 academic year. For the first time, engagement attributes will be added to courses in Fall 2015. Beginning in Fall 2015, the Office of Student Engagement will begin approving non-credit engagement experiences proposed by staff and faculty. Check back with this website as we will be adding a list of opportunities in Fall 2015 and a more complete searchable database of opportunities to apply learning during Spring 2016.

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