Elon University Center for Engaged Learning Statement on Residential Learning Communities as a High-Impact Practice

By Mimi Benjamin, Jody Jessup-Anger, Shannon Lundeen, and Cara Lucia Twenty scholars participated in the Center for Engaged Learning research seminar on Residential Learning Communities (RLCs) as a High Impact Practice from 2017-2019. The seminar facilitated multi-institutional research examining the …


Creating more opportunities for Historically Underrepresented Minority Students (HURMS) is social justice work. However, simply populating your lab or work group with students who identify as HURMS is not sufficient... Five Critical Race Theory (CRT) tenets ... are beneficial for all students and teacher-scholars.

Using Critical Race Theory to Craft Undergraduate Research Experiences

by Buffie Longmire-Avital Nineteen years ago I was in the middle of my first year serving as head resident advisor (HRA) to an almost entirely first year residence hall. As the HRA I was responsible for organizing and providing monthly professional …


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Center Hosts Fall 2018 Reading Groups

The Center for Engaged Learning will host two reading groups this fall for Elon University faculty, staff, and graduate students. Students as Partners 2017-2019 CEL Scholar Ketevan Kupatadze and 2018-2020 CEL Graduate Apprentice Sophia Abbot will facilitate discussions about Engaging Students …



CEL RLS Seminar Summer Meeting photo

Studying Residential Learning Communities as a High-Impact Practice

by Shannon Lundeen During our first summer seminar meeting of the 2017-2019 research seminar on Residential Learning Communities as a High-Impact Practice, the room was brimming with excitement and anticipation as scholars and practitioners from across the U.S. and Canada …


CEL RLC Summer meeting photo

Residential Learning Communities in the Higher Education Environment

by Cara McFadden A growing body of scholarship, particularly theories about student learning and development, helps us understand the rich potential for residential learning communities as a space for that integration – and helps us identify gaps for further study. …