Engaged Learning Initiative (ELI)

FHU’s Engaged Learning Initiative (ELI) is a program dedicated to enhancing the academic experience of the FHU undergraduate student. The ELI connects the classroom with the real world – from theory to applied practice. Our ELI develops practical knowledge and skills, so that students are better prepared for future educational and career goals. 


Through the ELI students will:

  • encounter powerful ideas in a challenging, collaborative environment; 
  • embrace their God-given potential and responsibility; 
  • and engage their world in vocation and service

 

Institutional grants are available to fund student and faculty projects in five areas. A detailed description of each category and examples of projects are found in the Best Practices for Student Engagement Faculty Guide.


Download the Best Practices for Student Engagement Faculty Guide

Download the ELI Special Project Proposal Form

Download the ELI Special Project Rubric


Submit project proposals to eli@fhu.edu.

Academic Research Projects
Creative Expression Projects
Global Citizenship Projects
Servant Leadership
Bridge Experience

 

Recent Special Projects

 
  • ELI Sports Marketing Header

    Sports Marketing

    In August 2016, a group of Freed-Hardeman University students participated in a sports marketing course that gave them the opportunity to gain real world experience.

  • ELI Spain Feature

    Spanish Immersion Program

    In July 2016, FHU students participated in the third FHU Abroad trip in Madrid since 2013. Excursions are a vital part of the immersion experience in Spain. Most of the excursions were guided tours, with one of the professors from the University of Madrid in attendance. Weekend excursions and day trips allowed for extended forays into the heart and soul of Spain. As a means of evaluation, students completed a reflective journal as part of the requirement for the immersion credit designated as SPA 367.