60-Second SoTL – Episode 18

This week’s episode features an open-access article from the Journal of Higher Education Policy and Management and examines the perceptions and experiences of students with disabilities regarding work-integrated learning placements:

Dollinger, Mollie, Rachel Finneran, and Rola Ajjawi. 2022. “Exploring the Experiences of Students with Disabilities in Work-Integrated Learning.” Journal of Higher Education Policy and Management. https://doi.org/10.1080/1360080X.2022.2129317

View a transcript of this episode.

The episode was hosted by Jessie L. Moore, Director of the Center for Engaged Learning and Professor of Professional Writing & Rhetoric. 60-Second SoTL is produced by the Center for Engaged Learning at Elon University.

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