Tigers often refer to themselves as lifelong learners—but did you know that the University itself has been learning for a lifetime, too? Beginning with its first class of teachers-in-training and leading to today’s students and alumni who use hands-on opportunities to solve real-world challenges, Trinity’s foundation is built on the concept of experiential learning.
This summer, a group of students and faculty teamed up to take a deep dive into Trinity’s commitment to this thinking deeply and acting meaningfully outside the classroom. After they interviewed me for their own research material, my curiosity was piqued. I was interested to discover what they discovered during the course of their project, and what we as a community still have left to explore.
When Trinity’s founders envisioned a “University of the Highest Order” that valued experiential learning, they planted a seed that grew to truly define a Trinity education. How did experiential learning change the course of your college adventures? Your careers? Your lives? Share your stories with me, and consider sharing them with the research team as well. They could become a part of this public history project, which I invite you to explore online.
President, Trinity University
As Trinity's chief storyteller, I love to share news about the University. But I also love hearing from you. Please feel free to contact me at TUPresident [at] trinity.edu. Also, follow me on Twitter @TU_President19 or follow conversations on my website at president.trinity.edu.