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Undergraduate Research in SoTL as a High-Impact Practice

by Jessie L. Moore The 2016 Pre-ISSOTL Council of Undergraduate Research Symposium challenged participants to consider the intersections between Undergraduate Research (UR) and Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL). Although some might suggest that work at this intersection is underdeveloped and…

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2017-2019 Research Seminar on Residential Learning Communities

The Center is pleased to announce the 2017-2019 Research Seminar on Residential Learning Communities as a High-Impact Practice, led by Mimi Benjamin (Indiana University of Pennsylvania), Jody Jessup-Anger (Marquette University), Shannon Lundeen (Elon University), and Cara McFadden (Elon University). This three-summer…

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Improvement Matters

by Peter Felten This post originally appeared as a NILOA Guest Viewpoint on the National Institute for Learning Outcomes Assessment website. This Viewpoint summarizes important takeaways found in Chapter 6 of “The Undergraduate Experience: Focusing Institutions on What Matters Most”…

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Researching residential learning communities

by Shannon Lundeen and Cara McFadden Residential learning communities (RLCs) vary widely in objectives, structure, resources, selection criteria, accessibility, curricular content, and co-curricular programs, not only from one institution to the next, but even among RLCs in the same institution….

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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…

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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…