National Society for Experiential Education (NSEE) is a nonprofit membership organization composed of educators, businesses, and community leaders. Founded in 1971, NSEE also serves as a national resource center for the development and improvement of experiential education programs nationwide.


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44th NSEE Annual Conference
October 5 - 7, 2015
Loews Don CeSar Hotel
St. Pete Beach, Florida

EEA Workshops

May 18, 2015
University of Southern Indiana
 - Fundamentals of Experiential Education
 - NSEE Principles of Ethical & Effective Practice for
    Experiential Educators

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June 28 - July 1, 2015
Southern Utah University
 - Fundamentals of Experiential Education
 - NSEE Principles of Ethical & Effective Practice for
    Experiential Educators
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44th Annual Conference

Experiential Education for the 21st Century

Preserving High Impact Practices in a Digital & Virtual World


Monday, October 5 — Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Loews Don CeSar Hotel on the Beach

St. Pete Beach, Florida


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New NSEE Publication Just Released!

NSEE Perspectives: Special Issue, Fall 2014

By John S. Duley

NSEE Perspectives is a publication of the National Society for Experiential Education


In this special issue of NSEE Perspectives, founder and past President of NSEE, John S. Duley, refines our understanding of the theory and practice of experiential education by addressing two troublesome issues that research in this field has identified: the meaning of “the common good” within service learning and civic engagement; and the absence of the affective domain within David Kolb’s 1984 learning theory. In this, his most recent publication—Notes from the Margins: Achieving Experiential Education’s Full Potential—NSEE pioneer John Duley provides answers to these questions with intelligence, insight and humanity. 

John S. Duley is Professor Emeritus at Michigan State University and lifelong educator. For over fifty years, he has been the leading practitioner, thinker, and shaper of the Experiential Education movement in the United States.

NSEE is pleased and honored to present to its members and friends this special issue of NSEE Perspectives. Preface by Dwight E. Giles, Jr.

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Book 1 - Strengthening Experiential Education Within Your Institution

Book 2 - Strengthening Experiential Education: A New Era (01/29/2014) 

 NSEE Distinguished Scholars and NSEE Distinguished Fellows

In the Summer of 2014, the NSEE Board of Directors established a way to recognize and honor key scholars and leaders in the field of experiential education.  As a result, the Distinguished Scholars was created to honor those individuals who have an established history of active leadership in the Society and scholarship in experiential education.  In addition, the Distinguished Fellow honorific was also fashioned to recognize NSEE keynoters who by virtue of accepting the national conference keynote address have brought their national/international recognition to bear on the Society and affirm the Society’s leadership in the field of experiential education.  NSEE was grateful that five members of this inaugural class of distinguished honorees were able to be present at the Annual Conference in Baltimore in October 2014 to be recognized for their contributions to the history of our Society as well as to a field that has helped transform higher education for 44 years.  In order for current and future NSEE members to continue to benefit from the wisdom of these honorees, they have all graciously agreed to share with us, at least once a year, their thought pieces, articles, and musings.  We thank them for their continuing interest in transforming learning.   

 Check Out What CAS Says About Internships & Service Learning


The Council for Advancement of Standards in Higher Education (CAS) now has a link to their most current version of standards so that member associations can link to the most current version of the standard of interest.  NSEE has obtained the link to Internships and Service-Learning.   Please click below to review these standards.



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