60-Second SoTL – Episode 14

This week’s episode features an article from the Journal on Excellence in College Teaching and explores how faculty and staff support learning and development when they mentor undergraduate research in global contexts:

Cruz, Laura, Maureen Vandermaas-Peeler, Amy L. Allocco, and Kate Patch. (2022). “Mentoring Undergraduate Research in Global Contexts: Insights From a National Study.” Journal on Excellence in College Teaching 33 (4): 21-35.

The study stems from a collaboration among the American Association of Colleges & Universities, the Forum on Education Abroad, and Elon University’s Center for Research on Global Engagement.

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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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Elon Statement on Integrating Global Learning with the University Experience

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