Ricardo Torres, President and CEO, National Student Clearinghouse
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by Jim Stellar, Adrienne Dooley, Mary Churchill, Ricardo Torres
1y ago
Topics discussed in this episode include: The origin of the NSC,  its involvement in the Comprehensive Learner Record (CLR) and potential incorporation into the LER as a broader documentation that is inclusive of workplace and other skills that drive success after college including employment and further schooling. Having built an ecosystem of trust, the NSC is leading in this next phase of learning documentation. The importance of LER documentation in a skills framework in guiding transitions from school to work, and even back to school. The LER recognizes that skills can be learned in ..read more
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4.3 John Cimino, President of Associated Solo Artists
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by Jim Stellar, Adrienne Dooley, Mary Churchill, John Cimino
1y ago
Topics discussed in this episode include: John’s interesting early history holding both science and music in his own heart and leading to the discovery of his singing voice and a career in opera including starting with Pavarotti. Then he went on to blossom in his and his team’s inspirational non-profit work with many universities and fortune 500 companies around the world. John’s discussion of the two emotional experiences of his youth - reading Einstein while listening to Chopin. Then, a discussion of his development of a service mission under the remarkable long-term mentorship of Vartan Gr ..read more
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4.2 Karsten Zegwaard, The University of Waikato
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by Karsten Zegwaard, Jim Stellar, Adrienne Dooley, Mary Churchill
1y ago
Topics discussed in this episode include: The relatively young University of Waikato and its recent development as a work-integrated learning (WIL) institution in New Zealand. The recent re-organization of Waikato’s administrative structure that served a university-wide commitment to WIL. A discussion of other institutions who made similar broad-based commitments and how they can be implemented. The task of doing this with the faculty and in a time of a pandemic.  And finally, his having the current administrative positions, including in the Vice Chancellor’s office. The origins of the j ..read more
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4.1 Ken Smith, Jobs for America's Graduates
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by Jim Stellar, Adrienne Dooley, Ken Smith, Mary L. Churchill
1y ago
Topics discussed in this episode include: The dramatic origin of JAG in Delaware, a State that was then in trouble but the Governor found a way to invest in JAG and it became a national model. How the Governors are key to getting a JAG program going by bringing together industry as employers with the high schools which have the students.  The work experience leads not only to jobs but to high graduation rates as stated above. JAG now features project-based learning that involves industry from the beginning in program design. Industry participates not only because they get to see potentia ..read more
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3.3 Alex Johnson, Massachusetts General Hospital Institute of Health Professions
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by Jim Stellar, Adrienne Dooley, Alex Johnson, Mary L. Churchill
2y ago
Topics discussed in this episode include: Dr. Johnson’s introduction into the speech-language field, which was itself experiential, based on mentoring that stemmed from the 1970 Kent State shootings, his undergraduate college. A discussion followed of how he and the field embraced this experiential approach when he first went into academic leadership at the Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit.  His department partnered with Case Western Reserve University to design a two-year clinical fellowship for its graduate students to develop strong competency in adult medical speech pathology. He also ..read more
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3.2 Patricia Orozco, Laurentian University
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by Mary L Churchill, James Stellar, Adrienne Dooley, Patricia Orozco
2y ago
Topics discussed in this episode include: The way WIL works in a smaller business environment in which they are located in Sudbury, Ontario, some 400 kilometers to the south. The idea is that this brings a more intimate cooperation between the university and the largely small to medium sized local businesses and provides the students with a greater range of WIL learning opportunities. The structure of the program is to have attached courses that students take online while they are on the WIL placement. Dr. Orozco teaches in this program which she refers to as a putting herself at the “back do ..read more
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3.1 Ian Sladen, Drexel University
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by Ian Sladen, Jim Stellar, Adrienne Dooley, Mary Churchill
2y ago
Topics discussed in this podcast include: Some details of how a major cooperative education university operates to combine academic and work-place learning after just celebrating its Centennial anniversary. In addition to taking care of the students, note was taken that Drexel as a co-op school also takes care of its co-op partners by providing them with year-round employees even if the person on co-op changes. Benefits to the students include more than in-depth on-the-job skills that can help them get the job after graduation, especially if they have not worked in high school on summer jobs ..read more
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2.4 Michael Sharp, University of Cincinnati
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by Mary L Churchill, Jim Stellar, Michael Sharp
2y ago
Topics discussed in this episode include: The history of Experience Magazine, focusing on the point where he became editor in 2017 and the influences on him that brought that about. The importance of adding to the magazine’s title, the additional tagline of Practice + Theory + Podcast. When asked about a favorite story in Experience Magazine, Michael responded with an article entitled “What you can learn from 2000 sticky notes” about employing participatory action research to study women in engineering.  Another favorite is the currently hot topic of experiential education and entreprene ..read more
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2.3 Experiential Education and COVID-19
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by Mary L Churchill, Jim Stellar, Adrienne Dooley
2y ago
Topics discussed in this episode include: We opened with our campuses shut down and rapidly moved to online teaching. Jim discussed teaching his courses which started out as hybrid back in January, giving him and the students an advantage in going fully online. The issue of how younger “digital natives” adapt was discussed and we concluded that people do like online for its convenience, but also love being together for the rich interpersonal interactions that supplements classroom learning – just like experiential education activities supplement academic learning. Adrienne then made some exce ..read more
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2.2 Shaun McAlmont, K12 Career Readiness Education
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by Jim Stellar, Adrienne Dooley, Shaun McAlmont
2y ago
Topics discussed in this episode include: The factors that drive high school students to online providers from homeschooling to a desire to accelerate their education to managing fear producing events such news stories about bullying, school shootings, or the corona virus. The focus has always been on being “able to envision where they [the students] could possibly see themselves” with a new focus also on career-ready graduates especially in rural populations. The parallels to college experiential education in the classical observation that supplemental experiences outside the classroom impro ..read more
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