EL Research

This library of online resources has been curated to assist faculty implementing “Real-World Ready” student experiences. Information on theories, practices, and strategies behind experiential education are supplemented with links to national organizations, experiential education program websites, teaching tools, and background reading on the history of experiential education in America. 

National Organizations

National Society for Experiential Education


The Association for Experiential Education

Association for Experiential Education

The Council for Advancement of Standards in Higher Education

The Council for Adult Experiential Learning

Articles and Links

Experiential Learning Libguide Southeastern Library Catalogue

Rubrics developed by the Association of American Colleges & Universities (AAC&U) including rubrics on civic knowledge and engagement, teamwork, problem solving, integrative and applied learning.

Principles of Good Practice in Service Learning

Howard, Jeffrey, ed., Michigan Journal of Community Service Learning: Service-Learning Course Design Workbook, University of Michigan: OCSL Press, Summer 2001 pp. 16–19.

Bloom’s Taxonomy

Mcdaniel, Rhett. “Bloom's Taxonomy.” Vanderbilt University, Vanderbilt University, 10 June 1970, cft.vanderbilt.edu/guides-sub-pages/blooms-taxonomy/.           

John Dewey: Philosophy and Education

“John Dewey, Philosophy and Education.” The University of Chicago Centennial Catalogues, www.lib.uchicago.edu/projects/centcat/fac/facch08_01.html.

Reflection in Higher Education Learning

Jenny, Moon. “Reflection in Higher Education Learning.” Learning and Teaching Support Network Generic Centre, Jan. 2003

A Complete Education: Ending the Divide between Liberal Arts and Practical Education

Auon, Joseph E. “A Complete Education.” Ending the Divide between Liberal Arts and Practical Education, Inside Higher Ed.

Academic Journals

Journal of Community Engagement and Scholarship

Journal of Experiential Learning

Journal of Higher Education Outreach and Engagement

Experiential-Learning Initiatives at Other Institutions

The University of Texas at Austin, Austin TX

Brandeis University, Boston MA

Regis University, Denver CO

Elmhurst College, Elmhurst, Illinois

University of Washington, Seattle, Washington

Service-Learning Links

Campus Compact

Campus Compact is a national coalition of college and university presidents dedicated to promoting community service, civic engagement, and service-learning in higher education.

National Service-Learning Clearinghouse

A comprehensive site for service-learning resources.

Volunteer Louisiana

Find, register, and learn about volunteering and volunteer opportunities throughout Louisiana.

United We Stand

Part of the nationwide service initiative,"United We Serve" to promote community service and volunteerism in communities across the country.

Corporation for National and Community Service

The Corporation for National and Community Service plays a vital role in supporting the American culture of citizenship, service and responsibility. The Corporation is the nation's largest grantmaker supporting service and volunteering.

Learn and Serve America

Under the Corporation for National and Community Service, Learn and Serve America provides direct and indirect support to K-12 schools, community groups and higher education institutions to facilitate service-learning projects through grants, training, research, and resource development.

2018 Visiting Scholar in Experiential Education, Dr. Jay W. Roberts

Below are some links to Southeastern’s outstanding visiting educator, Dr. Jay W. Roberts. Jay Roberts is Associate Vice President of Academic Affairs at Earlham College in Richmond, Indiana. The author of Experiential Education in the College Context,Roberts is a nationally recognized expert on theories and practices of experiential education. More about his research and publications is available below.

Website: https://jaywroberts.com/

Presentation: Experiential Education in the College Context