Experiential Learning Day Continues to Differentiate Albertus Magnus College

12th Anniversary of Presentations

New Haven, Conn, March 17, 2022 Albertus Magnus College will hold its 12th Annual Experiential Learning Day (ELD) on March 30, 2022 – one of many opportunities where teaching and learning occur outside the traditional Albertus classroom. Student learning has been enhanced by ELD – an impactful event that is the culmination of classroom instruction and collaborative research.

On March 30, students will present what they have accomplished through their research, internships, study abroad, community engagement, or service learning and how they applied what they learned to make a difference in the world. This can take the form of talks, posters, and visual and performing arts. 

“Experiential learning is the experience of doing – that hands-on applications and problem solving – both inside and outside the classroom. Then there is the reflection on that experience to connect it to their academics, their understanding of the world and other people, and to their own self-development,” said Dr. Joshua Abreu, director of the Center for Teaching and Learning Excellence and assistant professor of Sociology.

“Experiential learning is an evidenced-based approach to teaching and learning that results in greater engagement by students. This improves their success in terms of better retention, graduation rates, and achieving post-graduation goals like additional education or going onto their career,” said Dr. Sean O’Connell, vice president for Academic Affairs and Dean of Faculty.

ELD features a Virtual Career and Internship Fair and concludes with an Awards Ceremony, where students are recognized and celebrated for their exceptional work with experiential learning.  The event includes statements from Albertus President Dr. Marc M. Camile and Dr. Sean O' Connell as well as an interview with one of the award recipients.

About Albertus Magnus College

About Albertus Magnus College: Albertus Magnus College, founded in 1925, is a Catholic College in the Dominican tradition. It is recognized by external rankings such as US News & World Report Best Colleges, Money Magazine, and the Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education. The College has an enrollment of 1,500 students in its traditional undergraduate program, accelerated adult degree programs, and 12 graduate programs, including a new Master of Public Administration and the only Master of Arts in Art Therapy and Counseling program in Connecticut. In the last year, the College received two significant Federal grants in support of student success and well-being: a $300,000 grant from the Department of Justice and a $1.9 million Title III grant from the Department of Education.