Projects of the BT2P Community

Ventures in Praxis: The Otterbein Five Cardinal Experiences


With a grant from Bringing Theory to Practice, Otterbein University institutionalized “The Five Cardinal Experiences,” a suite of learning opportunities that provide innovative, integrated, and community-based education for students and support their civic and psychosocial development. These learning experiences include undergraduate research and creative work, internships and work-based experiences, global and intercultural engagement, community engagement, and leadership and citizenship. To support this culture of experiential learning, the university brings together not only faculty and staff, but also community partners, employers, and civic scholars-in-residence.

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Otterbein University

Institutional Type:

  • Comprehensive private university


  • Civic and community engagement
  • Student well-being
  • Engaged and active learning
  • Work and learning
  • Curricular innovation




Melissa Kesler Gilbert, [email protected]

Sarah Fatherly, [email protected]