Teamwork and collaboration are essential components of a successful immersive learning project. Each year, the Immersive Learning Student Advisory Board (ILSAB) recognizes a student team that went above and beyond the requirements of their immersive learning class to produce uncommon results for their partner and our local community. 

Teams will be judged on how well they met student learning objectives for the course, created a collaborative environment, used creative problem-solving to overcame obstacles, and applied previous knowledge to produce a positive or significant impact on the community.   

“Teams” may be comprised of an entire immersive learning class or could be a smaller group within a class that really stood out in their efforts. 

To be eligible, immersive learning teams must be: 

  • From immersive learning course in the current academic year 

  • A group of three or more undergraduate students  

  • Working with a community partner to solve a community challenge 

  • Creating a final product, service, or other deliverable for a community partner or partners 

  • Outstanding as to their level of enthusiasm, effort, and impact   

  • Self-nominated or recommended by a faculty member, academic department, or community partner. 


In order to be considered, nominations must be submitted on InfoReady. Winning teams will be honored at the Immersive Learning Showcase in May with a certificate of recognition.

  1. List the members of the Immersive Learning team you are nominating.
  2. Describe the Immersive Learning class: What was the topic of the course? Who was the community partner? What was the outcome or deliverable the team made with the community partner? 
  3. What were the learning objectives for the course and how did the team meet or exceed them? 
  4. How did the team create and maintain a constructive, collaborative environment while working on the project? Describe the tools and strategies for communication and shared ownership and leadership of the project. 
  5. Describe how the team approached unforeseen challenges and obstacles during the project. 
  6. Describe how the team used prior knowledge to make a positive or significant impact with the community partner. 
    1. It is clear that this student team effectively collaborated with each other and their community partners. 
    2. This team’s final product had a positive and significant impact on the community partner and/or the larger community. 
    3. The individuals on this team met or exceeded learning objectives for the course.
    4. This team was creative and persistent in overcoming obstacles.