Skagit Valley College

Learning Into Action

Learning Into Action Banner showing students in various Service Jobs

Learning Into Action

Learning Into Action is an integrative learning experience designed to help students think analytically about knowledge and skills gained in the college classroom and develop an independent project in which to apply that knowledge and skill. The project may relate to career exploration, development or continuing education. The student, the Faculty Sponsor, and the Site Supervisor work together in supporting student learning objectives related to a specific placement or project.  LIA is a "gray area" elective course, which you will plan in collaboration with a SVC faculty member with some expertise in the skill and knowledge area(s) you wish to apply in carrying out your project. See a Counselor or your Faculty Advisor for advice on who might be an appropriate LIA Sponsor.

Placement Opportunities

Students are responsible for locating a placement. A placement should provide an experience and activities that meet the student's learning objectives and ability to apply skills and knowledge gained in previous college coursework. Placement resources include the LIA Past Placement database on the LIA Forms webpage. Double click cells in column J in order to get details of placements.

LIA Registration Is Continous During The Quarter.

Registration requires completion of the Applied Learning Contract and signatures of approval from the Faculty Sponsor, and Site Supervisor.  Faculty Sponsors can get their LIA line numbers from the SVC LIA Coordinator in the Counseling and Career Services Center on the Mount Vernon campus.

Contact Information:
Brock Veltri
Coop Educational Coordinator
Counseling & Career Services Center (Mount Vernon Campus)
(360) 416-7684

LIA No Longer Required for Graduation

As of June 21, 2011, SVC has eliminated LIA as a graduation requirement but continues to offer LIA as an option for students seeking an Integrative Learning Experience. The change went into effect during the Summer Quarter of 2011.


Learning Into Action as an Integrative Learning Experience

Steps, Guidelines and forms for design, submission and assessment of LIA as an Integrative Learning Experience are now available on the LIA Forms page.

LIA Forms