How is Spring semester Over? Project Updates from Hailley

Today marks the final day of spring semester classes at Penn State. We’ve successfully made it through an entire academic year in the pandemic! I honestly don’t know where the time went. I’m finally getting back on this blog to provide some project updates. The last time you heard from us, we were introducing our […]

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Break Updates

It has been a minute since I’ve updated the blog. Somehow, a majority of the fall semester has gone by and today’s my last day “in the office” before taking some time off. Penn State just has three more weeks before our long Winter Break and I’m hoping that means some long days for focusing […]

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Seeking Undergraduate Research Assistants

We’re entering week four of the fall semester. Our phase two of the project is slowly coming together. I finally was able to post the two undergraduate research positions! I’m excited to find two excited students who are invested in student engagement and want some undergraduate research experience. I’m accepting applications from any of our […]

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Making the Space: Project Updates

As part of the year of support through IRDL, our cohort had monthly meetings between August 2019 and May 2020. Each month, a couple of cohort members would update the group on their project’s progress and share both successes and challenges. A common thread in these updates was around making space for our projects and […]

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Project Updates

Summer is quickly coming to an end and while I feel like I’m getting pulled in many directions, I’m trying to find time to focus on this project. I still have a few papers based on our results from Phase 1 I want to finish writing and submit to journals for consideration. The pipe dream […]

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Phase 1 White Paper

In launching this new website, Ally and I were pleased to share our Phase 1 White Paper and results. This paper explores the three major findings from our 24 interviews with students at the University Park campus. What was challenging about this was that we had so much to choose from. If you consider that […]

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We’ve got a new website

Hello all! June is flying by, even though we continue to work from home while the pandemic continues. Ally and I are excited to share that we have a new website for this research project. This website will continue to grow as Mapping the Student Engagement Journey moves into our second phase of this multi-year […]

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Learning throughout the research process

This afternoon I sat outside on my balcony, opened up NVivo, and got back to coding. The interview I was tackling one of our first interviews, done way back in October. It might have been the first solo interview I did out of the 24 and the one the interviews where, in the interview, I […]

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Our interviews are complete!

Today, April 16, 2020, Ally and I completed our 24th and final interview of this data collection phase. We chatted with a great College of Nursing student and celebrated with a virtual high-five. Ilana and Abbi high-fiving, via GIPHY

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Projects updates & COVID-19 impacts

Like many other universities across the United State, Penn State has moved the rest of our semester online. Ally and I have both started teleworking and today is week two of being remote. We wanted to share some project updates and how we’ll move forward without having any more face-to-face time this semester. We feel […]

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