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Orientation Workshop: Strategies for Creating an “Enhanced” Course

Darien Ripple, Program Manager for Experiential Learning and Nancy O’Neill, Co-Director of CELTT, Office of Academic Innovation

The Enhanced course pilot initiative is designed to strengthen experiential learning for honors and non-honors students across UB undergraduate programs. Faculty can apply for an Enhanced course designation and funding to support substantive experiential activities. For more information, see the Call for Proposals. The deadline for submitting a proposal is Friday, February 28, 2014. Interested faculty are invited to attend one of two preparatory workshops that will be offered this month.* Attendees should bring a syllabus for a course they are considering using in their proposals.

Thursday, February 6, 10:00-11:30 am, LC 215

Monday, February 17, 3:00-4:30 pm, LC 215  

* Workshop attendance is strongly encouraged. If you cannot attend a workshop, you are welcome to email Sunni Solomon at to arrange to speak with someone from the Office of Academic Innovation for tips on writing a strong proposal.


CELTT Welcomes UB's New Experiential Learning Program Manager, Dr. Darien Ripple

CELTT is delighted to welcome Dr. Darien Ripple to UB as the university's new Experiential Learning Program Manager. Darien comes to UB from Chandler-Gilbert Community College (CGCC), where he served as a philosophy faculty member and director and founding organizer of CGCC’s Environmental Technology Center, among several roles. Dr. Ripple brings a wealth of academic leadership, teaching, curriculum development, and research experience to UB in the areas of ethics, sustainability education, and global learning, and he has developed and expanded service learning, study abroad, and learning community programs at both CGCC and South Texas College. Originally from Maryland, Dr. Ripple attended Salisbury University as an undergraduate, majoring in philosophy and political science and completing an internship with the Maryland House of Delegates. He received his master’s degree in philosophy from West Chester University and his Ph.D. in Sustainability Education from Prescott College.




The Bank of America Center for Excellence in Learning, Teaching, and Technology (CELTT) is the locus for faculty members and staff to engage in issues of significance with respect to learning, teaching, and technology; for promoting and sharing best practices; and for enhancing the climate of teaching and learning at the University of Baltimore.