Achievement. Excellence. Engagement. Professional Networking.
These are the program goals and opportunities for students through Keene State’s Academic Enrichment Programs.
At Keene State, we are committed to student engagement beyond the classroom; to providing students with opportunities to gain knowledge, develop skills, and have experiences that both enhance students’ academic experience and facilitate professional networking opportunities and career success.
The Academic Enrichment Programs at Keene State support students who are committed to academic excellence, to broadening their personal and professional perspectives, and to expanding learning beyond the classroom.
Today, employers are very interested not only in the courses you took in college but the work you did. They want to know what research you conducted, on which projects you worked, at which conferences you attended and presented, and how you extended your professional development beyond course work.
The four initiatives that frame Keene State’s Academic Enrichment Programs allow you opportunities not only to enhance your educational experience but to demonstrate to employers what you did while you were here.
The Academic Excellence Conference is held in the spring. The primary goals of the conference are to facilitate an intellectual experience; to encourage the exchange of ideas and intellectual interaction among students; and to increase the visibility of students’ academic work and the collaborative work between students and faculty. Presenting at the conference allows you to demonstrate that your work was deemed worthy to present at Keene State’s Student Professional Conference. More about Academic Excellence Conference
The Student Conference Fund provides financial support for students to attend and/or present at academic or professional conferences with the goal of enabling students to enrich their academic experience. The Student Conference Fund promotes student research and scholarship relevant to students’ academic and professional interests.
Honor Society funding is designated for enrichment activities sponsored by the Honor Societies. The mission of each Honor Society defines enrichment activities, and honor societies are eligible to apply for enrichment funding. Students have used funds to bring speakers to campus, to travel to museums, and to attend musical and theatrical events.
The Field Experience and Engagement Fund has been created to support faculty who wish to offer out-of-class field experiences that are part of their courses and that are focused on enhancing student engagement.
Helping others while challenging yourself academically makes your degree more valuable.
Many programs at Keene State require Service Learning. Students apply what they learn from their course work by working in the local community. These real-life working situations enhance student learning and help students meet their course goals. More about Service Learning