Studying Engaged Learning

In addition to fostering investigations of high-impact practices and engaged learning and hosting multi-institutional research and practice-based initiatives, conferences, and seminars, the Center for Engaged Learning shares strategies for studying engaged learning. Our series includes the following resources:


2020 Conference on Engaged Learning – Call for Proposals

June 21-22, 2020 | Elon University, North Carolina The annual Conference on Engaged Learning showcases cutting-edge research on engaged learning. Each annual conference features multi-institutional research from a specific Center for Engaged Learning research seminar, invites research updates from past seminar …


we recommend examining the illusions that maintain traditional academic scholarship (often distanced and privileging of particular forms of data) as the premier form of writing about teaching.

Legitimating Reflective Writing in SoTL

by Sophia Abbot When I first began working in higher education, I would ask students and faculty I worked with to reflect on transformative learning moments, how they felt about particular classroom experiences, or how they’d grown and changed over …


Higher education has struggled with defining the capstone, understanding the purpose or the desired outcomes of the experience, and agreeing on how to assess characteristics of a successful experience.

Communicating the Goals of Capstones

by Tony Weaver and Caroline J. Ketcham George Bernard Shaw once said, “The single biggest problem with communication is the illusion that it has taken place.”  Over the next year, as 2018-2020 CEL research seminar participants continue to contemplate the …


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