Faculty and Staff FAQ

What is the Experiential Learning requirement for Bridges?

The Bridges Common Learning Experience includes an Experiential Learning Opportunity (ELO) as a way to ensure every Duquesne undergraduate enjoys an occasion for meaningful, hands-on education. ELOs can take the form of practicums, internships, student research, study abroad, community engagement, student leadership, and more.

I've been asked to direct an ELO. What are my responsibilities in this role?

The Director

  • assists the student in formulating a plan for their ELO ;
  • reviews the student's Individual ELO Proposal and provides feedback;
  • signs the student's Individual ELO Proposal;
  • monitors the student's progress during the project in a manner specified in the Individual ELO Proposal;
  • verifies the student has met the requirements of the Individual Capstone Project and met all required Learning Outcomes and goals as described in the Individual ELO Proposal by submitting the Verification form below.

Where do I submit the Individual ELO proposal?

Email the completed proposal to Dr. Darlene Weaver, Associate Provost for Academic Affairs, at weaverd1@duq.edu.

How do I verify the ELO activities?

The ELO plan should include activities that allow you to do so, such as specifying that the student submit verification of hours worked, artifacts for project activities, and so forth.

How do I report that the ELO was successfully completed?

Working with the student, complete the Individual Experiential Learning Opportunity Verification Form available to Dr. Darlene Weaver, Associate Provost for Academic Affairs, at weaverd1@duq.edu. The Individual ELO will be recorded for the student in Banner as a Non-course Requirement.

Where do I go with questions?

Questions may be directed to Dr. Darlene Weaver, Associate Provost for Academic Affairs, at weaverd1@duq.edu, or to any member of the Bridges CLE Steering Committee. For a list of members visit the Bridges channel in DORI.