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Enriching Educational Experiences Benchmark Items

  • Practicum, internship, field experience, co-op experience or clinical assignment
  • Community service or volunteer work
  • Foreign language coursework
  • Study abroad
  • Independent study or self-designed major
  • Culminating senior experience (comprehensive exam, capstone course, thesis, project, etc.)
  • Participating in co-curricular activities (organizations, publications, student government, sports, etc.)
  • Had serious conversations with students who have different religious beliefs, political opinions or personal values
  • Had serious conversations with students of a different race or ethnicity
  • Campus environment encourages contact among students from different economic, social, and racial or ethnic backgrounds
  • Used electronic technology (list-serve, chat group, Internet, etc.) to discuss or complete an assignment
  • Participate in a learning community or some other formal program where groups of students take two or more classes together

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