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The mission of the NSEE is to cultivate educators who effectively use experiential education as an integral part of personal, professional, civic and global learning. 

NSEE’s Professional Development Committee will host FREE webinars on hot topics in this coming year. These are available to all members and non-members. We hope you will be able to join us! 

Our inaugural webinar showcases Dr. Alan Grose, who has recently published an occasional paper for the National Institute for Learning Outcomes Assessment, titled, Internships, Integrative Learning and the Degree Qualifications Profile (DQP). In this webinar Alan describes three curricular pathways students may take to engage in integrative learning in their internships. 

Alan Grose is Senior Director of Academic Affairs at The Washington Center for Internships and Academic Seminars and a member of the Board of Directors of the National Society for Experiential Education. He received his B.A. in Philosophy from Furman University, M.A. in Philosophy and Social Policy from American University, and Ph.D. in Philosophy from the City University of New York. He previously taught philosophy at Baruch College, CUNY and the Brooklyn Campus of Long Island University.  

Paper Abstract

Internships are among the most beneficial of the out-of-classroom experiences designated as High-Impact Practices (HIPs). Yet, due to the diverse and unscripted nature of internship experiences, as well as the many different models for facilitating them, outcomes assessment practices are a long way from capturing the full power of internships as learning experiences. This paper draws upon the framework of the Degree Qualifications Profile (DQP) to sketch three different curricular pathways that the learning from internships might follow. This allows for mapping the specific learning outcomes expected in internships, as well as the identification of appropriate forms of evidence for documenting their achievement — including evidence from intentionally designed assignments. Drawing on the DQP, and the VALUE Rubrics from the Association of American Colleges & Universities, the paper explores Integrative Learning as a framework for evaluating the learning associated with different internship learning pathways. It concludes with suggestions for collaboration on- and off-campus that can help facilitate meaningful learning through internship experiences. Click here to access the paper.

Click here to access the recorded webinar.

Have ideas for a webinar or are interested in leading one yourself?  Contact:urszula.zalewski@stonybrook.edu

The members of NSEE’s Professional Development Committee are …

Urszula Zalewski, Committee Chair, Assistant Director of Experiential Programs
Career Center, Stony Brook University
Phone 631.632.6814 

Andrea Bard, Assistant Professor
Communications & Media Arts
Southern New Hampshire University 

Mindy Berkowitz, Director
Webster University
School of Communications/Center for Portfolio Development & Internships
(314) 246-7614 

Patrick Clarke
Dean, School of Integrative & Engaged Learning
Southern Utah University
(435) 586-5479 

Sarah Davenport, MDR
Experiential Learning Project Coordinator
University of Northern Texas at Dallas

Beverly Evans
Career Counselor
York College of Pennsylvania
(717) 815-1452 

Elise Newkirk-Kotfila
Director of Applied Learning
SUNY System Administration
(518) 320-1160 

Tara Blackwell Malone
Assistant Director, Internship/Diversity Programs
Purchase College, State University of New York
(914) 251-6371 

Pellerin, Morgan
Applied Learning Coordinator
Career Counselor
SUNY Plattsburgh

Wendy F. Morosoff
Director of Career Development
Purchase College, State University of New York
(914) 251-6370