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Faculty and Student Toolbox

The Experiential Learning Toolbox is provided to assist faculty and students with the creation and implementation of events and programs by providing resources and information to consider. 

Ares of consideration include:

  • Marketing/publicity
  • Location reservations
  • Date(s)
  • Presentation delivery
  • Risk management
  • Audio visual equipment

Publicizing Events

  • Media Boards – UA offers options for posting on media boards specific to A&S or the entire University. For events that are relevant for the entire campus, post through OIT. The College of Arts and Sciences has boards specifically for A&S buildings that can be requested through eTech.

There are two options for creating a media board to either A&S specific boards or those that are throughout campus: (1) send a submission request to have one created by tech staff or (2) create a slide on your own to submit. Try to submit your request at least two weeks in advance from whenever you want your slide to start showing.

  • UA event calendar – Post events on the UA calendar. To post, go to the events calendar on UA’s website and click submit event. Login with your MyBama ID. Then, create the event by posting a detailed description of at least a paragraph (4-5 sentences).
  • A&S calendar – The College of Arts and Sciences has its own, separate events calendar for publicizing events. To have your event added, contact Franklin Kennamer or submit a publicity request form.
  • ICUE calendar – Information about events associated with ICUE can be sent to Pam Derrick.



Create your own online portfolio to enhance your job applications with work examples, videos of performances or speeches, photos of events you participated in, writing samples, and anything else to enhance your work and accomplishments. Several websites, such as Wix, WordPress, and Portfolium, offer free options for creating an e-portfolio.

Room Reservations

UA offers several different spaces for faculty and students use from study spaces to large events.

  • Gorgas Library Rooms – Gorgas offers several different rooms to reserve for studying or for larger events. Popular rooms for hosting events are Camellia and Yellowhammer. See the guidelines for more information related to how to reserve.
  • Student Center – The Student Center offers several rooms for events of all kinds. Go to their website to make a reservation. View Rooms at a Glance to see which room will best meet your needs.
  • Specialty rooms:
    • CIS’s “Speaking Studio” offers space and equipment for practicing and critiquing your presentations and speeches. Consultants are available to provide critiques.  Groups are welcomed.  Reservations required.
  • Etech has several spaces for room reservations. For more detailed information about their rooms and equipment, visit their Room Reservations page.

Writing Center: Assistance available for professional, academic, and personal writing. Appointments are encouraged and may be obtained through their website.

Career Center – Advice offered by professional advisors for:

  • Resumes
  • Cover Letters
  • Portfolios
  • Interview Prep
  • Networking
  • Career Exploration

Appointments are encouraged and can be made on Handshake

Handshake (log in with MyBama username and password) – Information for students involving events, internships, job opportunities, and more.

Professional Prep Seminars – Learn how to be professional and prepared for future internships and job opportunities. All seminars are offered at various points throughout the semester. Visit ICUE events calendar and see media boards regarding time and location.

  • Professional Preparation Sessions – 5-hour long session about skills including resume development, interview skills, elevator speeches, how to dress, networking, and more.
  • Landing and Managing Internships – Two-part series about how to identify internships, prepare for the application process, and make the most of time during an internship.
  • Ready to Roll – Series that covers professional preparation, business and dining etiquette, and office skills.


Waivers are necessary for trips and some events. Visit Risk Management’s website to locate which waiver to use and which events might require waivers.


Etech (Buildings managed by Arts & Sciences) – Contact for assistance with AV installed in rooms or to obtain advice on possible set ups or additions at 205-348-4832 or

OIT’s Audio Visual Solutions offers different technological services and is available to answer questions. For technological help, call them at 205-348-3453 or

Scholarships for Experiential Learning:

The Levitetz Leadership Program offers scholarships and stipends throughout the year for various projects and unpaid summer internships.

The Career Center offers internship stipends each semester. When open, the information can be found in Handshake under “jobs.”