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What Makes Workplace Writing Meaningful?

What factors related to college writing make it meaningful to students? Are these the same factors that make workplace writing meaningful to alumni?  The meaningfulness of college writing is an important concept for educators and administrators. In their analysis of…

As an institutional practice, WIL provides an established framework grounded in learning theory to support students’ learning in and through workplace settings.

What is Work-Integrated Learning?

Work-Integrated Learning (WIL) is a well-theorized pedagogical practice that facilitates students’ learning through connecting or integrating experiences across academic and workplace contexts (Billett, 2009). Higher Education Quality Council of Ontario’s 2016 Practical Guide for Work-Integrated Learning offers a helpful introduction and resources for…

High Impact Undergraduate Experiences and How They Matter Now

The Center for Engaged Learning and the Elon Poll recently collaborated on a national survey of nearly 1,600 U.S. college graduates, age 18-34, to: Explore how commonly graduates experienced high impact undergraduate experiences, including meaningful relationships with faculty, undergraduate research,…

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Studying Alumni Writing

In this blog, one in a series on topics connected to the 2019-2021 research seminar on Writing Beyond the University: Fostering Writers’ Lifelong Learning and Agency, we review the motivations, questions, methods, and populations of four studies that examined alumni…

What are the future possibilities and directions for research methods to study writing beyond the university?

New Research Methods to Study Writing Beyond the University

In this blog, one in a series on topics connected to the 2019-2021 research seminar on Writing Beyond the University: Fostering Writers’ Lifelong Learning and Agency, we explore new possibilities for research methods that can be used to study writing…