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Tleadership-medal-smlhe Red Wolf Works’ mission is to support and recognize innovative curricular and co-curricular work that is interdisciplinary and experiential-based. To be considered interdisciplinary, the work must demonstrate successful integration of two or more distinct disciplines, while the process of experiential learning should help advance the following professional skills:  

  • Thoughtful integration of academic knowledge applied in a practical setting.
  • Refined interpersonal skills to interact effectively with clients, coworkers, and supervisors.
  • Analytical and organizational skills and understandings necessary to produce a deliverable.
  • Knowledge of community and global solutions.
  • Demonstration of service-minded thinking.


  • Information for Students

    Red Wolf Works seeks to recognize students for work in classes or campus activities that has gone substantially above and beyond the normal expected role through the Signature Experience program.

    What is a Signature Experience?

    Red Wolf Works Signature Experience is a signature learning experience which allows students to have real-world educational opportunities that challenge you to go above and beyond a traditional class or leadership role. Signature Experiences must meet at least one of the following criteria of interdisciplinary, global-minded, service-oriented, or scholarly-focused, and produce a tangible outcome. After a Signature Experience, students should be able to 1) evaluate their own learning and personal development through reflection and analysis; 2) connect their Signature Experience with other curricular and life experiences to broaden their thinking; and 3) articulate the meaning and impact of their learning and growth to a broader audience.

    How can I be nominated for a Signature Experience?

    Students may nominate themselves for Signature Experience recognition.

    Students who are self-nominated will be expected to obtain a statement of endorsement from the faculty or staff-member who instructed the class or directed the leadership position.

    How could I be recognized?

    If selected for Signature Experience recognition, the students will receive a medallion to wear at graduation, a digital badge, and transcript distinction.

    How can I apply?

    A student will need to complete a Signature Experience application. If the application is accepted, the supervising faculty or staff member will be contacted to provide support for your application.

    If support is provided from the supervising faculty or staff member then the nominated student will be expected to complete a capstone experience to summarize and reflect on their merit. The capstone ensures students have a culminating experience and provides an avenue for the Advisory Board to assess the student learning outcomes as stated in the mission. Capstones range from reflective journals to presentations and are determined in conjunction with the referring party.

    The final step is to present the capstone project to the Red Wolf Works board. After your presentation, the Red Wolf Works board will determine if your project/experience meets the criteria for Signature Experience recognition. You will be notified of the award decision by email within one week after the Red Wolf Works meeting.

  • Information for Faculty and Staff

    There are two ways faculty or staff may get involved with Red Wolf Works. 1) Faculty and staff may nominate a student for Signature Experience recognition. 2) Faculty may apply for Signature Course distinction for one of their courses.

    What is a Signature Experience?

    Red Wolf Works Signature Experience is a signature learning experience which allows students to have real-world educational opportunities that challenge you to go above and beyond a traditional class or leadership role. Signature Experiences must meet at least one of the following criteria of interdisciplinary, global-minded, service-oriented, or scholarly-focused, and produce a tangible outcome. After a Signature Experience, students should be able to 1) evaluate their own learning and personal development through reflection and analysis; 2) connect their Signature Experience with other curricular and life experiences to broaden their thinking; and 3) articulate the meaning and impact of their learning and growth to a broader audience.

    How are students nominated for a Signature Experience?

    Faculty or staff may nominate one or more students for Signature Experience recognition. Students may also self-nominate. If a student self-nominates, the supervising faculty or staff member will be asked to provide a statement of support.

    To be nominated, evidence must be provided that the student has gone substantially above and beyond the expected role in the class or leadership position for which they are nominated. The work must be interdisciplinary, global-minded, or service-oriented, and produce a tangible outcome.

    How could students be recognized?

    If selected for Signature Experience recognition, the students will receive a medallion to wear at graduation, a digital badge, and transcript distinction.

    How can I nominate a student for recognition?

    The first step is to complete a Signature Experience application. If the application is accepted,
    then the nominated student will be expected to complete a capstone experience to summarize and reflect on their merit. The capstone ensures students have a culminating experience and provides an avenue for the Advisory Board to assess the student learning outcomes as stated in the mission. Capstones range from reflective journals to presentations and are determined in conjunction with the referring party.

    The final step is for the nominated student to present the capstone project to the Red Wolf Works board. After the presentation, the Red Wolf Works board will determine if the student’s project/experience meets the criteria for Signature Experience recognition. Students will be notified of the board’s decision by email.

    What is a Signature Course?

    Faculty may apply for Signature Course distinction for one of their courses. A Signature Course is a course that is interdisciplinary and experiential-based as defined by the Red Wolf Works mission. The course should provide thoughtful integration of academic knowledge, opportunities to refine communication skills, demonstration of service-minded thinking, and skills necessary to create a deliverable that exhibits knowledge of community and/or global solutions/relationships.

    How do I apply for Signature Course distinction for a course?

    The faculty member will need to complete an application and provide evidence that the course meets the criteria of a Signature Course as defined by Red Wolf Works. Applicants may apply at the start or conclusion of a course.

    If the application is accepted the faculty member(s) for the course will be expected to attend a Red Wolf Works meeting to describe the project and how it meets the mission of Red Wolf Works as well as to answer any questions the Red Wolf Works board may have.

    Award decisions will be announced via email within one week after you meet with the Red Wolf Works board.

    How will my course be recognized?

    Courses that are granted Signature Course distinction will be recognized at the University College Convocation of Scholars. Courses earning this distinction will also be highlighted on the Red Wolf Works website and in the A-State Daily Digest.

    Instructors of record for a Signature Course will receive a Red Wolf Works medallion to wear with their regalia for commencement and convocation activities.

    Once awarded Signature Course distinction, the class may be promoted in promotional materials or in Self-Service Banner to reflect the award.

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    RECOGNIZING LEADERSHIP IN ACTION


    Red Wolf Works Signature Experience medals