March 3, 2021
CASL Values and a PBL Operational Definition
What do we value as a college?
It is important that we share some level of agreement on what we value as a college, as these values will drive the PBL effort and eventually student recruitment efforts. Below is a set of student-focused values that the task force is discussing; these are values that as a college we might decide to explicitly embrace regarding teaching. 

We value…
  • an environment where every student belongs
  • disciplinary content and its understanding, application, evaluation, and creation
  • the exploration and integration of multiple perspectives from across disciplines, sub-disciplines and areas of expertise
  • the facilitation of flexible, creative thinking for an unpredictable world
  • the development of student career competencies to enhance workplace opportunities
  • the advancement of student professional, career, and personal goals
  • every student’s potential as a learner, thinker, community member, and citizen
  • the mosaic of backgrounds, perspectives, disciplines, and ideas that are CASL
Please click here to provide thoughts, ideas, or suggestions about CASL values.
What is PBL?
We need some agreement on what we mean by PBL. Below is an operational definition of PBL being considered by the task force. 

PBL Operational Definition:
PBL stands for Practice Based Learning, also known as Problem Based Learning or Project Based Learning. It refers to curricular and co-curricular experiences that require students to apply, analyze, evaluate, or create knowledge in collaboration with others, often across disciplinary boundaries.
PBL objectives are to:
  1. increase flexible thinking and adaptability;
  2. deepen connections on campus and in the community;
  3. develop skills to enhance student professional success; and 
  4. inspire students to actively contribute to the well being of their communities.  
Please click here to provide thoughts, ideas, or suggestions about the operational definition of PBL.
PBL Task Force
  • Natalia Czap
  • Mike Dabkowski
  • Daniel Davis
  • Antonios Koumpias
  • Terri Laws
  • Simona Marincean
  • Anna Muller
  • Francia Martinez Valencia
  • Marie Waung (chair)
Practice Based Learning Web Page
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