Global Neighborhood

Recommendations for new research on residential colleges, learning communities, and other academic-residential partnerships

by  Peter Felten, Jon Dooley, and Jessie L. Moore In July 2015, Elon’s Center for Engaged Learning hosted a three-day think tank on residential learning communities that brought together a dozen scholars and practitioners (participants are listed below). Learning communities have …



Laura Behling

Significant Questions and Challenges in Mentoring Undergraduate Research

What are the significant questions and challenges in mentoring undergraduate research? We asked participants in the Center’s research seminar on Excellence in Mentoring Undergraduate Research to share the pressing questions they’re identifying. Those questions include: What are the salient characteristics and boundaries …




Nancy Chick

Arts & Humanities Methodologies and SoTL

by Jessie L. Moore Last week’s post provided an introduction to what the “habits and values and methods” of the Arts and Humanities look like when applied to the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL). Extending that discussion, Stephen Bloch-Schulman (Elon …


Karen Manarin

SoTL in the Arts & Humanities

by Jessie L. Moore Although the scholarship of teaching and learning (SoTL) crosses disciplines, one tension in SoTL centers around what counts as SoTL, particularly in terms of methods and methodologies. Although some SoTL questions may merit social science methods, as Pat Hutchings …