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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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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New tasks for summer

Hi everyone! I figured it was time for a blog post – it’s been a while since my last post and a lot has changed recently. First, COVID-19 has impacted our work these past few months. Like many others, Hailley and I have been working from home, navigating Zoom, and creating new, virtual techniques to […]

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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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New year, same project!

We’re back! 2020 is starting off fast and furious and here at Penn State and we are just beginning week three of the semester. It has been wonderful to have Ally back in the office and we are ready to conquer the second half of this project. Some of our work has stayed the same […]

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Reflections and goals for the end of the year

It’s Fall Break here at Penn State and things have been extra quiet in the library. For me, this break means shifting my focus to some bigger projects (like undergraduate research) without being pulled in a million different meeting directions. It’s a needed lull, but I will say that I miss the students and chatting […]

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Summit Presentation & Next Steps

Hi everyone, it’s Ally! Last week was an exciting time for Mapping the Student Engagement Journey. Hailley and I had gave our first presentation on this project at Penn State’s 2019 Student Engagement Summit. We started by explaining Hailley’s motivation to create this project and my motivation for becoming an Undergraduate Research Assistant. It was […]

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