Mount Allison University has provided generations of students with exceptional learning experiences.

The University's commitment to education in the liberal arts and sciences in an enriched living and learning environment has meant that Mount Allison graduates acquire career-related skills coupled with a broad education that serves them well in a variety fields.

A Provost's Ad Hoc Committee on Experiential Learning was formed which included a broad cross-section of the community.

Provost's Ad Hoc Committee on Experiential Learning

Terms of Reference

1. The Committee shall carry out the necessary research and consultation in order to determine the nature and extent of experiential learning opportunities that already exist at Mount Allison. This research shall, to the extent possible, involve gathering information on both curricular (in-class) and co-curricular (outside of class) experiential learning opportunities. As well, the Committee shall endeavor to determine the efficacy and impacts of these experiential learning opportunities so that best practices in experiential education can be identified.

2. The Committee shall develop a comprehensive strategy on experiential learning at Mount Allison University.

  • a. This strategy shall include a common definition of experiential learning and associated categories of experience (e.g., research experience, internship, service learning, etc.).
  • b. This strategy shall include recommendations on matters such as:
    • i. Course credit;
    • ii. Assessment;
    • iii. Calendar designation of courses;
    • iv. Whether or not experiential learning shall be included as a graduation requirement for Mount Allison students, irrespective of degree program; and
    • v. Any other matters identified by the Ad Hoc Committee.

3. The Committee shall report to the Provost by March 15, 2016.


  • Eileen Herteis, Director of the Purdy Crawford Teaching Centre (chair)
  • Leslie Shumka, Co-ordinator, Leadership Mount Allison
  • Michael Cantwell, Executive Director, Campaign and University Advancement
  • Sandy MacIver, Director, Ron Joyce Centre for Business Studies
  • Robert Lapp, Department of English Literatures
  • Glen Briand, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
  • Nauman Farooqi, Department of Commerce
  • Susie Andrew, Department of Religious Studies
  • Maria Thistle, Career Services Co-ordinator
  • Mary Emma MacNeil, MASU (Arts)
  • Youji Cheng, student member of the Senate Committee on Experiential Learning (Science)
  • Lauren Beck, faculty member of the Senate Committee on Experiential Learning