The Office of Educational Enrichment offers two programs, Classroom Enrichment and Sponsored Enrichment, that are designed to enhance the undergraduate experience by supporting enrichment activities both inside and outside of the classroom. The Classroom Enrichment program provides support for faculty members interested in organizing a class excursion or arranging a talk by a visiting speaker to enrich the learning of students registered for a specific class. The Sponsored Enrichment program provides support for academic departments or units hosting an on-campus conference, lecturer, or field trip that enhance the undergraduate experience, but are not related to a specific class.
Many educational enrichment activities involve inviting a speaker to campus. Speakers can meet with students in an intimate classroom setting or give a public lecture to the University community. With co-sponsorships from partnering units and departments, we can help bring dynamic speakers to campus – Spike Lee, Michael Pollan, and Rebecca Skloot all have been past visitors to our campus.
Many faculty members choose to extend learning beyond the classroom and bring their students into the field on a class excursion. Past destinations have included cultural institutions in New York City, local New Jersey landmarks, art galleries and theatres.
Please use our website to explore the resources available to support your plans for developing creative enrichment activities for your students. The following sections offer an overview of the guidelines for applying for enrichment funding support, frequently asked questions, and related forms.
Still have questions? Feel free to contact us.