Ready to start a CLL project? Follow the steps below.
Follow the steps below to start your CLL project.
Have Ideas? Need Data? Get Started
Complete Getting Started Form.
Getting Started Form Reviewed
The Office of Sustainability vets the project.
Complete the project.
Assess learning, share knowledge and provide feedback.
The Campus as a Learning Lab (CLL) program offers a broad range of supports for students, staff and faculty members.
For students, CLL can supplement both volunteer and course projects with real-world data and experiences.
For staff, CLL can support through student projects to add capacity and achieve operational priorities.
For faculty, CLL can supplement course curricula using real-world campus data and contexts.
Project ideas submitted through the Getting Started form will be reviewed up to these dates. Faculty, students and staff are encouraged to submit project ideas before these dates so that there is enough time for adequate support.
Faculty and staff submissions for Fall term project ideas.
Student submissions for Fall term project ideas.
Faculty and staff submissions for Winter term project ideas.
Student submissions for Spring/Summer terms project ideas.
Faculty and staff submissions for Spring/Summer terms project ideas.
Step 1: Suggest an Idea, Get Data or Start Your CLL Project.
The experiential learning on campus project exposed me to a real-world scenario and required me to learn new skills while applying knowledge from my other classes. Our team collaborated with various stakeholders impacted by the project and allowed me to create solutions to industrial problems while learning about the importance of teamwork.
CLL student participant, ENEE 503
Step 2: Getting Started Form Reviewed
The project is vetted to ensure alignment with institutional sustainability needs. Office of Sustainability staff will endeavour to secure requested data and find additional project partners, if necessary. After your project is accepted, the Office of Sustainability will be there to support you through your project.
Participating with the students in a CLL setting does not only benefit the students; it also benefits the organization taking part in their project. You are getting a critical review of your operation done by students who are taking their project and final report extremely seriously. I found it to be of great benefit.
Manager Distribution Services/Supply Chain Management, UCalgary
Step 3: Project Underway
CLL project work is carried out. Students and faculty may be required to sign a non-disclosure agreement for institutional data. Some projects may require the completion of a Project Agreement that outlines expected outcomes, budget and timelines; project partners meet in accordance with the schedule outlined in the Project Agreement.
The CLL team crafted a presentation on UCalgary's sustainability reporting and facilitated an experiential exercise that allowed students to dive into past CSR reports and decide how to improve them. It was a win-win for the students, and the CLL team was able to learn about what students thought about how to improve future CSR reports. Win-win!
Instructor, Haskayne School of Business
Step 4: Project Wrap-Up
Researchers engage in knowledge transfer by uploading documents (e.g. theses, journal articles, final reports, etc.) to the CLL Collection in PRISM. All project partners evaluate their CLL experience by completing a short survey. Submit a case study to be featured on the UCalgary sustainability website.