Elon University Poll / Center for Engaged Learning 2021 Survey of 1800+ US college graduates: 50% participated in internships or work placements; 71% received feedback on final projects multiple times; 55% had meaningful relationships with faculty and staff; 85% thought college was probably or definitely "worth it"

Meaningful Learning Experiences and the Value of a College Degree

A recent survey by the Center for Engaged Learning and the Elon University Poll explored the types of meaningful learning experiences college graduates had while in school and how college helped them develop skills they’re applying in their professional careers….

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Navigating Workplace Writing as a New Professional

This is the fifth blog post in a series featuring the scholarship of research teams who participated in the CEL 2019-2021 research seminar on Writing Beyond the University: Fostering Writers’ Lifelong Learning and Agency. This blog post showcases a multi-institutional…

"Mentoring relationships are sustained, developmental, and learner-centered."

Mentoring for Learner Success: Defining Mentoring Relationships

In 2020, Elon University became one of ten institutions in the inaugural cohort of the American Council on Education (ACE) inclusive learning community called the Learner Success Lab (LSL), with an institutional focus on Mentoring for Learner Success. Elon’s 2030…

edited collections create space for more comprehensive dives into a topic, including editors’ guidance on the interconnections among complementary work

Academic Book Publishing: Editing Collections

Edited collections showcase related work by multiple scholars and amplify shared themes among their projects. If the studies were published in journals, they might be scattered across issues, requiring readers to identify connections among them on their own. And even…

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Publishing Engaged Learning Research: Who is an Author?

The Center for Engaged Learning routinely facilitates multi-institutional, collaborative scholarship of teaching and learning (SoTL), so we frequently help co-authors navigate authorship decisions. Since our projects involve international and multi-disciplinary collaborations, we also have encountered a range of region- or…