Threshold Concepts in Practice

by Susannah McGowan Threshold Concepts in Practice, an edited compilation of papers presented at the Fifth Biennial Meeting on Threshold Concepts in 2014, came out earlier this year. This is the third edited volume from Ray Land, Jan Meyer, and Mick …


The Undergraduate Experience

Alignment Matters in the Undergraduate Experience

In a new video produced by the Center for Engaged Learning to supplement The Undergraduate Experience: Focusing on What Matters Most (Wiley, 2016), Betsy Barefoot (John N. Gardner Institute), Peter Felten (Elon University), and Charles Schroeder (Higher Education Consultant) discuss the role …


Making College Matter

President Leo M. Lambert and Assistant Provost and Executive Director of the Center for Engaged Learning Peter Felten have a new article in The Conversation US about two factors that can enhance students’ college experiences: Taking responsibility for learning Developing meaningful relationships …




ePortfolio as High-Impact Practice

by Jessie L. Moore At the recent Conference On Excellent Practice in Mentoring Undergraduate Research, George Kuh announced a new addition to the Association of American Colleges and Universities list of High-Impact Educational Practices (HIPs). The addition of ePortfolio extends the …


The Undergraduate Experience

The Undergraduate Experience

Inside Higher Ed recently reviewed The Undergraduate Experience: Focusing Institutions on What Matters Most, a new book by the Center’s Executive Director Peter Felten and co-authors John Gardner (John N. Gardner Institute), Charles Schroeder (former vice chancellor for student affairs …