The Center for Engaged Learning (CEL) invites applications from current Elon University first-year students for a three-year (Summer 2022 – Spring 2025) research collaboration on Work-Integrated Learning (e.g., internships, co-ops, field placements, student teaching, etc.). Accepted CEL Student Scholars will collaborate with two Elon University faculty (Dr. CJ Eubanks Fleming and Dr. Jessie L. Moore) and two Canadian scholars (Dr. Judene Pretti of the University of Waterloo and Dr. Ashley Stirling of the University of Toronto) to lead international, multi-institutional research on this engaged learning topic.

Learn more about the 2022-2025 research focus.

Eligibility

The CEL Student Scholar program is open to current Elon University first-year students (during the 2021-2022 academic year) from any major. Applicants should have an interest in engaged learning in higher education (broadly) and in the 2022-2025 research topic  –  Work-Integrated Learning.

First-year students apply in spring (Spring 2022) to begin the program in the summer between their first and second years (Summer 2022).

Application Guidelines

To apply, submit the following materials by March 7, 2022:

  • A letter of application, and
  • A supporting letter of recommendation from an Elon University faculty or staff member.

Letter of Application

Your letter of application should:

  • Describe your interest in the research topic  –  Work-Integrated Learning – and in collaborating with faculty to lead international research about engaged learning;
  • Briefly introduce your major (and any minors), as well as other campus, community, or workplace activities that shape who you are; and
  • Reflect on what you would hope to gain from this three-year research collaboration.

Submit an electronic copy of your letter of application to CEL Director, Dr. Jessie L. Moore (jmoore28@elon.edu), by March 7, 2022.

Supporting Letter of Recommendation

Your supporting letter of recommendation should come from an Elon University faculty or staff member who can speak to:

  • Your preparation for undertaking this mentored research opportunity; and
  • Contributions you might make to the program, through both your collaboration with CEL’s research seminar participants and your interactions with other CEL Student Scholars.

The Elon University faculty or staff member writing your supporting letter of recommendation should submit an electronic copy of the letter to CEL Director, Dr. Jessie L. Moore (jmoore28@elon.edu), by March 7, 2022.