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2004-2005 Faculty Research Fellows
As a faculty associate of the Center for Experiential Education and Academic Advising (CEA) during recent years, David has spearheaded the development of an Experiential Education Survey to be completed by all undergraduates in the College of Arts and Sciences who are undergoing clearance for graduation. The questionnaire used for this survey gathers information on students’ involvement in experiential education (such as COOP, internships, undergraduate research), measures students’ perceptions of the benefits gained from experiential education, and explores the most effective means of integrating experiential education into the academic curriculum. The 2004-2005 academic year will mark the third round of data collection for this project.
David’s research project will use this junior/senior clearance database as a foundation for investigating the impact of different forms of practice-oriented education on students working toward a political science degree at Northeastern. The analyses itemized below begin with data already extractable from the clearance survey. Thereafter, through the fellowship, the focus of the project may be broadened to incorporate new POE theory, which, in turn may require new sources of data.