Build Experiential Major Maps – Adding Co-Curricular Engagement and Career Exploration to Degree Maps

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Collaborative

Build Experiential Major Maps

Adding Co-Curricular Engagement and Career Exploration to Degree Maps

This collaborative is now over. However, partners may log in to view on-demand webinar recordings from the series.


About the Collaborative Series

This collaborative is now over. However, you can still view on-demand recordings of the associated webinars on this page.

Many universities have developed four-year degree maps to help students plan their course schedules and chart a path to a degree. Unfortunately, those maps rarely guide students beyond picking courses. Innovative institutions have gone beyond the academic degree map with experiential major maps, comprehensive plans that align course requirements with co-curricular and experiential learning opportunities. These maps help students explore majors, reflect on the career-relevant skills they are gaining, get hands-on experience in preparation for jobs and graduate programs, and see career paths available to each major.

As more academic leaders express interest in integrating academic and career development for their students, we have created the Experiential Major Map Strategy Collaborative to help our partners:

  • Accelerate creation of experiential major maps
  • Troubleshoot common issues with EAB experts and like-minded peers
  • Learn from institutions that have already created and deployed experiential major maps
  • Create a network of peers to learn from and consult with in real-time

On-Demand Collaborative Webinars

Watch the on-demand webinar that took place October 2019- January 2020.

In the opening webinar for the collaborative, join EAB researchers and campus experts to learn about building experiential major maps. The session includes an overview of experiential major maps and the implementation process, as well as a Q&A session with university experts.

Watch the on-demand webinar that took place February-March 2020.

In this webinar, we discuss the second phase of implementation and share best practices in crowdsourcing experiential map content from across campus. We also introduce experiential map cover pages and share insights for creating a successful cover page. Finally, we moderate a Q&A session with Emily Rollins from St. Ambrose University and Felicity Morgan and Monica Scott from University of Toronto, Mississauga. These university experts provide great insights on how they worked together with colleagues to choose the best experiences to include in each experiential map.

Watch the on-demand webinar that took place March-May 2020

In the third and final webinar of this collaborative, join EAB to learn about how your peers are adapting their map implementation in light of the pandemic crisis. We will share practices for finalizing your maps for distribution in a way that works for your campus, including advice on scaling down a pilot and creating a “1.0” version of the maps.

The webinar concludes with a Q&A session with Cathy Keates, Career Services Director at Queen’s University.

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