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EYE Program

The EYE Program is an experiential learning program at Lander University designed to provide students with the opportunity to use academic knowledge to address real world challenges in an authentic context. The program includes internships, co-ops, service learning, course-embedded projects, and study abroad experiences. Earning EYE Program credit is a great way to show potential employers that you have real world skills and experience that may make you more competitive in the job market.

Please Note: EYE credit is not a graduation requirement and does not affect a student's degree requirements for graduation. Students earning 120 EYE credits during their degree program will receive the "Golden EYE" award at graduation.

 

Golden EYE Award

Students in the EYE Program earn credit for each activity completed. Students accumulating 120 EYE credits by graduation are eligible for an award, the Golden EYE Award. Lander University has chosen the Egyptian symbol, the Eye of Horus to symbolize the EYE Program. The Eye of Horus which represents smell, sight, thought, hearing, taste, and touch, was selected because it encompasses the different senses that make up the whole individual. The symbol conveys the wide range of experiences that result from experiential learning and aid in the creation of a well-rounded student. The Golden EYE Award includes a special notation in the graduation program and a lapel pin featuring the Eye of Horus.

 

Approved Activities

There are two ways to participate in the program

Option 1: The approved EYE Program activities listed below may provide opportunities to earn EYE credit. Students interested in earning EYE credit should contact the Faculty Mentor for information about the EYE activity associated with the course. The Faculty Mentor will work with the student throughout the activity to see that the expectations of the EYE Program are met and the credit is earned. Students should check the EYE Program website periodically for additional activities that will be added as they are approved. Note: Enrollment in the courses below does not guarantee EYE Credit. The student must work with the faculty contact person to earn the credit. Also, some of the activities listed below are upper-level courses and may have pre-requisites.

Option 2: Look at the courses you plan to take or other activities you plan to be involved in and discuss possibilities for EYE Program credit with your instructors or Dr. Jim Colbert, Director of the EYE Program. Other activities might include internships, co-ops, service learning, and study abroad. The process of approving and adding activities to the Approved Activities list will continue as new activities are identified or created.

The following courses or activities have been approved for EYE Program credit and may include experiential learning opportunities for Lander Students. Students should contact the Faculty Mentor listed for the activity and follow their instructions to earn the EYE credit. These activities are anticipated to repeat each semester or each year. Approved activities that are not expected to repeat in the future are not included on this list.

 

Course or Title of Activity

EYE Credit

Faculty Mentor

ACCT 490 Accounting Internship

60 credits

Gail Moore

ASC Peer Tutors

15 credits

Caleb Polatty 

BA 369 Project Management

30 credits

Mike Shurden

BA 490 Business Internship

60 credits

Gail Moore

BIOL 407, 408, 409, 410 Biology Research

15/30 credits

Jason Lee

BIOL 412 Genetics Research

60 credits

Jason Lee

CHEM 410 Research in Chemistry

30 credits

Ralph Layland

CHEM 490 Internship in Chemistry

60 credits

Ralph Layland

CIS 490 Internship

60 credits

Gilliean Lee

CIS 499 Software Development

15 credits

Farha Ali

CJ 490 Criminology Internship

60 credits

Linda Carson

COOP 281 Cooperative Education

15 credits

Jim Colbert

COOP 282 Cooperative Education

30 credits

Jim Colbert

EDUC 461 Directed Teaching

90 credits

Lee Vartanian
Rebecca Fernandez

ENGL 490 Internship

60 credits

Sean Barnette

ES 301 Introduction to Environmental Science

15 credits

Dan Pardieck

ES 302 Introduction to Environmental Science 

15 credits

Dan Pardieck

ES 407 Research in Environmental Science

30 credits

Dan Pardieck

ES 490 Internship in Environmental Science

60 credits

Dan Pardieck

Experiential Learning in Community and School Settings

15/30 credits

Lee Vartanian
Rebecca Fernandez

Experiential Learning in Political Science

30 credits

Lucas McMillan
Kimberly Richburg

Grace Street Nature Park Project

15 credits

Ann Butler

HCMT 490 Health Care Management Internship

60 credits

Gail Moore

HIST 371 Modern China

15 credits

Franklin Rausch

HONS 390 Arboretum

15 credits

Diana Delach

HONS 489 Honors Reflection Seminar

60 credits

Sean Barnette

ITS Student Employment

15/30 Credits

Robin Lawrence

Lander Theatre Productions

15/30 credits

Monique Sacay-Bagwell

Lander Orientation Staff 

30 credits 

Shelby Dominick Reed 

Lander Resident Assistants 

15 credits 

Zach Helms 

LINK 101 Peer Leaders 15 credits Mark Pilgrim

MATH 499 Senior Capstone Course

15 credits

Josie Ryan

MEDA 290 Media Practicum

30 credits

Robert Stevenson
Laura Hester

MEDA 490 Internship in Media Services

30 credits

Robert Stevenson
Laura Hester

New Voices Editorships

15 credits

Misty Jameson

NURS 345 Medical Surgical Nursing I

30 credits

Rachel Coats

NURS 346 Medical-Surgical Nursing II

30 credits

Angela Conder

NURS 392 Childbearing Family/Women's Health

30 credits

Julie Crawford

NURS 393 Mental Health Nursing

20 credits

Leisa Myers

NURS 408 Critical Care Nursing

30 Credits

Ashley Lee

NURS 409 Pediatric Nursing

20 credits

Dori Dahlberg

NURS 412 Nursing Leadership & Management

30 credits

Liz McDowell

NURS 417 Community and Health Nursing

30 credits

Paula Haynes

PEES 490 & 491 Internship I & II 60 credits Leland Nielsen

POLS 371 Washington Semester Program

90 credits

Lucas McMillan
John Moore

POLS 490 Political Science Internship

50 credits

Lucas McMillan
Kim Richburg

Presidential Ambassadors Experience

15 credits

Jennifer Mathis
Amanda Platt

PSYC 315 Adolescent Development

15 credits

Marie Nix

PSYC 421 Research Seminar 

15 credits

Marie Nix

PSYC 490 Internship

60 credits

Mandy Cleveland

SC Speech & Theatre Competition

15 credits

Monique Sacay-Bagwell

SC Council of Teachers of Mathematics - Fall Conference

15 credits

Gina Poore Dunn

South Carolina Student Legislature

15 credits

Chad Kinsella

SOCI 490 Sociology Internship

60 credits

Linda Carson

Student Learning Outcomes

Students participating in EYE Program activities are expected to develop and demonstrate the following career and professional knowledge, skills, and dispositions. All approved activities will provide opportunities for students to grow and develop in these areas. Each activity will require students to produce a deliverable product to be used in the evaluation of these outcomes.

  • Problem Solving/Inquiry - Students will apply knowledge of their discipline to address problems in an authentic context.
  • Communication - Students will effectively communicate with colleagues.
  • Collaboration - Students will collaborate in a manner consistent with expectations of their discipline and the assigned work setting.
  • Professionalism - Students will display professional appearance and behavior consistent with expectations of their discipline and the assigned work setting.
  • Career Understanding - Students will display an understanding of the career opportunities associated with their work placement.
  • Reflection - Students will reflect on their work site behaviors to identify strengths and weaknesses in their performance.
  • Professional Development - Students will identify a plan for improving their performance in the work setting.

Learn More About EYE

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James Colbert
Director of EYE Program
864-388-8767  |  jcolbert@lander.edu  |  Laura Lander Hall LL312