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Offering an Applied Learning Experience

New Applied Learning Experiences

The first time a course or experience is conducted as an applied learning experience (ALE), the REAL Council must verify it meets the criteria and student learning outcomes of the REAL program. The experience may be initiated with or without initial funding.

Applications are accepted on a continuous basis. Award announcements will be made in early October, February, and June. 

  • If you would like to offer an ALE in the current semester, your application must be submitted by October 1 (Fall), February 15 (Spring), or June 15 (Summer).

The application for a new applied learning experience may be completed either:

For assistance with any of these applications, feel free to contact the QEP Coordinator or any other member of the REAL Council.

ALE Renewals

Complete and submit the ALE Renewal Form, preferably at least 6 weeks before the start of the experience. Renewals are good for one year.

Contact the QEP Coordinator or ALE area director for additional information.