The Center for Engaged Learning at Elon University is pleased to announce the 2022-2024 Research Seminar on Work-Integrated Learning (WIL). This three-summer research seminar facilitates multi-institutional research on work-integrated learning (e.g., internships, co-ops, field placements, student teaching, etc.) using mixed-methods approaches to conduct qualitative and quantitative research.

We invite interested scholars and practitioners from any discipline to apply to join a multi-institutional cohort of researchers who will collaborate to investigate how work-integrated learning fosters students’ learning, how to scale-up access to high-quality work-integrated learning, and how students might integrate their work-integrated learning with other meaningful learning experiences.

Selected applicants will meet on Elon’s campus during the following weeks:

  • Year 1: July 10 – 15, 2022: Participants will meet on Elon’s campus to collaboratively develop and plan multi-institutional research projects to be conducted throughout the following year at the participants’ own institutions. These research cohorts will enable larger scale studies and explorations of the impact of different institutional contexts.
  • Year 2: July 9 – 14, 2023: Participants will meet to share their initial multi-institutional results and to plan a more sharply focused research agenda for the research cohort for year two.
  • Year 3: July 14 – 19, 2024: Participants will reconvene to share their year-two results, to plan continuations of their work, and to participate in a conference on the seminar theme.

Read the full call for applications to learn more.

Participants will produce significant, concrete outcomes. Past Center for Engaged Learning research seminars have generated edited volumes, journal articles and book chapters, white papers, and conference presentations – as well as local initiatives on participants’ home campuses.

Deadline to Apply: January 24, 2022

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