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Over the last 18 months, ASU has been piloting work-integrated learning courses to help facilitate work-integrated experiential learning in academic offerings at scale. Alongside industry partners, faculty can develop, manage and embed live hands-on learning experiences into their curriculum. This is an excellent opportunity to integrate experiential learning and peer interaction in courses. To ease implementation, we have contracted with a platform called Riipen to support the matching of faculty with industry partners who seek support for projects they are attempting to address in the work setting.

University College will be offering up to 50 faculty members a stipend of $500 each for launching their courses on Riipen. Riipen offers end-to-end support — from course ideation and design to matchmaking to technical support and student onboarding. Industry partners are available from across Canada and the United States. We hope that providing ASU students with hands-on, industry-relevant experiences will boost their engagement in the course and give them valuable project-based experience with an employer.

Here’s how it works:

  1.   Faculty post their Riipen course by Monday, December 21, 2020, by booking an onboarding session with Nick Dolan, ASU’s dedicated Onboarding Specialist at ASU — you can email Nick Dolan at or book a 1-on-1 session with Nick.
  2.   Once published to Riipen’s marketplace, Riipen will get to work on matching faculty with the best industry partners in our network of over 10,000 employers.
  3.   Faculty members review and approve the company projects that they want to pair with their students for the upcoming spring semester.
  4.   The students start working on the projects in the spring semester.

For more information please refer to the Educator one-pager, platform overview video and Educator FAQ.

A course led by one of our Fulton Schools professors through Riipen is Senior Lecturer Ryan Meuth‘s Computer Science and Computer Engineering Capstone.

Looking for more examples? You can join the ASU portal and explore the Riipen platform through the ASU Portal access for educators.

Questions should be directed to Vice Provost for Academic Innovation and Student Attainment and Dean of University College Sukhwant Jhaj at

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