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Research Seminar FAQs

Since releasing our call for applications for the 2023-2025 research seminar on Mentoring Meaningful Learning Experiences, we’ve received a number of questions about the research seminars and the application process, so I’m sharing the most frequently asked questions – and…

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Through the Eyes of a Student: Integration in Practice

Last year, we, as CEL Student Scholars, had the pleasure of attending the 2021 meeting of the (Re)Examining Conditions for Meaningful Learning Research Seminar, in which we dealt with imposter syndrome, budding relationships with participants, and developing our own body…

How Do You Successfully “Fail” as a Team?

What happens when you put a small team of highly experienced staff working within work-integrated learning in higher education, who have never met, together to form a research team? What do you do when you realise that we all wear…

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Data-Driven Reflection on Teaching

60-Second SoTL – Episode 5 This week’s episode features an open-access article from the International Journal for Academic Development, examining how graphical representations of classroom practices can help instructors reflect on their teaching: Wood, Anna K., Hazel Christie, Jill R….

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Assessing Risk in Work-Integrated Learning

What is WIL (Work-Integrated Learning)? Work-integrated learning (WIL) refers to student-centered internships, co-ops, field placements, and other experiences that connect classroom learning with real work experience, fostering personal and professional skills that are beneficial for career exploration and development. Though…

Elon University Poll / Center for Engaged Learning 2021 Survey of 1800+ US college graduates: 50% participated in internships or work placements; 71% received feedback on final projects multiple times; 55% had meaningful relationships with faculty and staff; 85% thought college was probably or definitely "worth it"

Meaningful Learning Experiences and the Value of a College Degree

A recent survey by the Center for Engaged Learning and the Elon University Poll explored the types of meaningful learning experiences college graduates had while in school and how college helped them develop skills they’re applying in their professional careers….

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Navigating Workplace Writing as a New Professional

This is the fifth blog post in a series featuring the scholarship of research teams who participated in the CEL 2019-2021 research seminar on Writing Beyond the University: Fostering Writers’ Lifelong Learning and Agency. This blog post showcases a multi-institutional…