The Facilitating Integration and Reflection of the Elon Experiences (FIRE2) Toolkit is intended to foster both students’ self-reflection and mentoring conversations with peers, staff, and faculty in order to deepen students’ Elon Experiences.

Faculty and staff associated with each Elon Experience drafted questions specific to each experience. We then shared the draft Toolkit with students participating in multiple focus group sessions and used their feedback to revise the questions.

Faculty and students from three majors piloted the questions in Fall 2020, and we continue to revise the Toolkit based on their feedback – in anticipation of a larger pilot in Spring 2021. In addition, our colleagues in the Center for Design Thinking are integrating the Toolkit into an Elon By {Your} Design workshop for Elon 101 and other learning contexts.

Follow-up Questions about the FIRE2 Toolkit?

Jessie L. Moore (jmoore28@elon.edu) is Director of the Center for Engaged Learning and Professor of English: Professional Writing & Rhetoric at Elon University. Jessie leads planning, implementation, and assessment of the Center’s international, multi-institutional research seminars on engaged learning topics.

Paul Miller (millerp@elon.edu) is Associate Provost for Academic Excellence and Operations and Professor of Exercise Science at Elon University. Paul previously chaired the Experiential Education Advisory Committee and directed Elon’s Undergraduate Research Program.