University tie:

  • The activity must be University sponsored or affiliated
  • The student must receive written approval from a faculty member or advisor.
  • Approval to commence does not mean the final activity will be approved

Significant duration, intensity, and rigor

  • The faculty member or advisor will ensure this to ensure that it demonstrates successful application of learned principles (may be a suite of activities).

Focus on "Learning by Doing"

  • Expected to be createive and innovative
  • Generally outside traditional classroom
  • Contributes significantly to professional and personal development

Written summary reflection document

  • Must be  approved by faculty member or advisor
  • Quality suitable for inclusion as an attachment to a co-curricular transcript or in an e-portfolio for employers or to a graduate school admissions committee



Note: Each of these must be appropriately documented and significant, the reviewing faculty member must approve the reflective document.


  • Undergraduate research such as OURE projects;
    • also: NSF research for undergraduates, Honors Academy, Senior research project
  • S&T sponsored service learning, such as Miner Challenge or projects associated with MKT 5320
  • New product or service business development project identified in BUS 5980
  • Approved co-op, summer internship, or externships (industry or research center)
  • Participation in a student design team
  • Study abroad
  • Involvement in national/international competitions (e.g., IEEE Robotics)
  • Mentor/Coach/Tutor over a sustained period in an S&T sponsored program
    • examples: Student Success Coaches, Peer Learning Assistant, On-Track Mentor, Opening Week Mentor
  • Paraprofessional, mentoring, peer teaching positions
    • Examples: Resident Assistants, Programming Resident Assistants, Chancellors Leadership Academy Advisors, Peer Involvement Advisors, Miner Mentors, Joe's PEERS, Admissions Ambassadors, PRO Leaders
  • Leadership positions within student governing boards
    • Examples: Student Council, Student Union Board, Inter-fraternity Council,
      PanHellenic Council, Greek Chapter Executive Board, Residence Hall Association, National Residence Hall Honorary, Residence Hall Executive Board, Cultural Activities Planning Committees, Student Judicial Boards, Student Athletic Advisory Committee
  • Year-long leadership involvement experiencies
    • Examples: Global Leaders Institute, Chancellor's Leadership Academy,
      Student Leadership Conference Chair, Intercollegiate Athletics Team.
  • Leadership workshops and retreats
    • Examples: NRHA Leadership Trip, Greek Chapter retreats, Backpack to Briefcase, Student Leadership Conference, Sue Shear Leadership Academy
  • Activities provided in campus residences that are judged as effective conduits to connect students' in-class experiences to their life within the campus community
  • Other activities similar to the above that embody the spirit and intent of this list and are approved by the BIT faculty

1. Student will submit a proposal for an experiential learning experience to his/her
faculty advisor, who will approve it (if rejected, another will be submitted until one is
approved). A copy of this approved proposal shall go in the student's file.

2. The student will take part in the experiential learning experience and write a reflective
document describing it. This document will be submitted to the student's faculty advisor or to another BIT faculty member who has been involved in or sponsoring the experience.

3. If approved by the faculty member, he or she will notify the BIT professional staff by email. If not approved, the document may be re-submitted after revision or another experience may be undertaken.

4. BIT staff will compile records of students’ Experiential Learning activities on and report to the Office of Undergraduate Studies and the Registrar's Office at the end of each semester (or other due date decided upon by the Office of Undergraduate Studies).