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AI, Higher Ed and the Hype Cycle

Is AI going to make our lives worse? An interesting study came out recently from Elon’s Imagining the Digital Future Center (Rainie and Husser 2024) that sort of asked that question, in relation to deep fakes (United States Government Accountability Office 2020) and politics…

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Defining Mentoring and/as Mentoring Relationships

If mentoring matters, what is meant by mentoring, and what does high-quality mentoring entail? Despite over four decades of research on mentoring, there is no universally accepted definition (Mullen and Klimaitis 2021). Ubiquitous use of the term has not only…

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Refresh: KAPOW! Comic Strip Conversations

Limed: Teaching with a TwistSeason 2, Episode 10 On this episode of Limed: Teaching with a Twist, host Matt Wittstein checks in with Lynette Carlson from Season 2, Episode 6 “KAPOW! Comic Strip Conversations” and her colleague, Carolyn Padalino, from…

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CELebrating Collaboration: Eyes of Innovation 

As undergraduate CEL Student Scholars working with the Center for Engaged Learning, we often are asked what our roles entail. Both in the context of the research itself, as well as in our partnerships, this collaborative leadership team was developed…

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Transitions . . . Uneven and Uneasy

I have landed in a season of transitions as a mom and as a professional. My oldest, Elliot, is headed to college in the fall, my youngest, Liam, will be starting high school, and I will start a new role…

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Meaningful Undergraduate Experiences and How They Matter Now

The Center for Engaged Learning periodically conducts surveys on students’ experiences in higher education and their application to students’ post-graduation lives. Our latest iteration surveyed 956 U.S. residents who were 18-34 years old and graduates of two- or four-year higher…

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A CEL Research Seminar on Neuroinclusive Engaged Learning

This summer we launch a multi-year, multi-institutional research seminar through the Center for Engaged Learning focused on “Affirming and Inclusive Engaged Learning for Neurodivergent Students.” As with all the seminars, the lead-up to this has been a multi-year process with…

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Motivating Faculty to Practice Self-Reflection for DEI 

Limed: Teaching with a TwistSeason 2, Episode 9 How does understanding yourself improve your practice of diversity, equity, and inclusion in the classroom? This month, our guest Carla Fullwood talks to Dhvani Toprani about how to get faculty to engage…