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Past Webinars

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. Click here to access the paper. 

Click here to access the recorded webinar.

In the second installment of NSEE’s webinar series experiential education faculty and practitioners can learn how to use Trello to stay on track. Trello is a project management tool that allows users to easily direct workflow and document work that has been completed. Andréa Lipack walks viewers through the set-up and usage of the free version of Trello, focusing on how to create and track individual and team projects, set due dates and manage to-do lists. 

Andréa Lipack

Andréa Lipack received her Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology from Plattsburgh State University of New York, and Master of Science in Education Degree in College Student Development Counseling from the C.W. Post Campus of Long Island University. Andrea has 20 years of experience in career services and currently serves as the Associate Director of Employer Relations at the Stony Brook University Career Center. She is a recipient of the Student Affairs Distinguished Service Award for Outreach Efforts and is a past president of MNYCCPOA, a local professional association representing college/university career services professionals in the tri-state area.

The presentation concludes with a discussion of how to use Trello to support and manage experiential learning projects. Click here to access the Prezi Presentation.

Click here to access the recorded webinar.

In the third installment of the  NSEE’s webinar series, now more than ever colleges are looking at the on campus work experience as having great potential to positively influence student learning and development. The authors of A Good Job: Campus Employment as a High Impact Practice (McClellan, Creager, & Savoca, 2018), believe that on campus work can become the next high-impact practice, where students working on campus derive the same benefits as those participating in internships and other forms of experiential education.

The National Society of Experiential Education is hosting Marianna Savoca for a live webinar, where she will share their model for high-impact campus employment, describe two approaches campuses might take when considering how to move forward in transforming student employment into a hallmark of institutional excellence. 

This program would be of interest to entry-level practitioners who directly supervise student employees, mid-level managers who provide leadership for units with student employees, and senior-level professionals with divisional or institutional responsibility for student learning and student success. The program will also be of interest to graduate students and graduate program faculty. 

Marianna Savoca

Dr. Marianna Savoca is the assistant vice president of career development and experiential education at Stony Brook University - State University of New York (SUNY). She oversees a team of highly-regarded career development professionals whose external partnerships include hundreds of global and regional corporations, non-profit organizations, government agencies, as well as internal partnerships with faculty and staff within every school, college, and division at Stony Brook University. The Career Center has secured or stewarded more than $3 million in grants for a variety of student career development and experiential programs. 

A long-time leader in experiential education at Stony Brook, she is also a leading voice among the 64-campus SUNY system in scaling applied learning experiences for all students. Marianna serves on the board of directors for the National Society for Experiential Education, where she coordinates the Experiential Education Academy, a premier professional development series for experiential educators in the USA and Canada.

Her book, A Good Job: Campus Employment as a High-Impact Practice, was released at NASPA by Stylus Publishing in March 2018, and is gaining traction among higher education institutions seeking to transform work study/student employment into experiential learning and development opportunities for students.  If you’re interested in purchasing the book, you can receive 20% off with code AGJ20 at styluspub.com

Access to the Recorded Webinar and Slides

In the fourth installment of the NSEE's webinar series, the interest in and commitment to experiential education among faculty can vary greatly between schools and institutions. This webinar will identify some of the factors and challenges that may restrict, discourage, inhibit, or prohibit the spread of experiential learning among faculty. Then, the webinar will explore strategies on how to increase the discussion, development, and delivery of experiential opportunities by faculty across your departments, schools, and institutions.  

This webinar will include information and tips applicable to various positions and levels, from faculty hoping to expose colleagues to experiential learning, to senior-level leadership aiming to create a culture of experiential education on campus. 

Paul Gaszak

Paul Gaszak is the Dean of Academic Engagement at Robert Morris University Illinois in Chicago, a strategic partner institution of NSEE. In his role, Paul leads institutional initiatives in areas including faculty development, experiential education, student engagement, accreditation, and academic assessment. He was a faculty member in the English Department from 2007-17, which included terms as Curriculum Chair for English & Humanities and President of the Academic Council. Paul has taught in the EEA, and he delivered a session at the 2018 NSEE Conference on “Developing Active Learning Classrooms on a Budget”. 

Click here to access the recorded webinar.

 The fifth webinar in our series is institutional peers from K-12, 2-year and 4-year institutions to discuss trends in experiential education. They will showcase examples of their exciting work and highlight best practices. This webinar will include the information on assessment in Experiential Learning from why we are doing assessments, what we are assessing to how we use the results. Also, since we have witnessed a renewed focus on quality, we’ll lead the conversation on how work in experiential education aligns with NSEE’s Eight Principles of Good Practice and how the principles come to life.  

To view this webinar click here.


James Dexter

James P. Dexter
District Superintendent
Washington-Saratoga-Warren-Hamilton-Essex BOCES

Vivienne Felix

Vivienne Felix, PhD
Associate Director, Experiential Learning
New York University,
Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, & Human Development, Office of Global Affairs

Gina Chase

Gina M. Chase
Applied Learning and Career Specialist
SUNY Broome, Applied Learning & Career Center 


Chad DeVoe

Chad DeVoe
Environmental Science Facilitator

Nuala Boyle

Nuala S. Boyle
Director of Civic Engagement & Experiential Learning Outcomes
Nazareth College

Nicholas LaMendola

Nick LaMendola
Institutional Research
Nazareth College