The Center for Research on Global Engagement was created in the Fall of 2015 to facilitate, support and promote scholarship on global engagement.

Elon has long been recognized nationally as a practitioner of global engagement – by the Center of International Education in its “Open Doors Report” for study abroad participation, by The Chronicle of Higher Education for student Fulbright grant recipients, by NAFSA as a recipient of the Senator Paul Simon Award for Campus Internationalization, and by the Princeton Review as “#1 in Study Abroad.”

The Center for Research on Global Engagement aims to foster high quality scholarship related to research on global engagement on campus, as well as develop national and international partnerships, establish and share researched best practices in global education, enhance our position as a leader in global education, promote the integration of global education into the Elon curriculum, and support Elon’s mission to prepare students to be global citizens.

The creation of the Center for Research on Global Engagement is consistent with Elon’s strategic plan.

CRGE Annual Report

Click here to view a PDF of the CRGE Annual Report for 2017-18.

Elon Awarded IN/CO Grant on Engaging Difference

The Center for Research on Global Engagement and Director Maureen Vandermaas-Peeler, with Elon colleagues Matt Buckmaster, Olivia Choplin, Nina Namaste and Amanda Sturgill, and a research team from James Madison University, received the Colonial Academic Alliance’s 2018 IN/CO $40,000 Grant on Engaging Difference in support of a multi-institutional project entitled “Engaging Difference: A Deep Dive Into the Assessment of Transformative Learning.” The study will address the complex interaction between student characteristics (demographic variables providing information about who the students are) and the experiences they have during and after study away (domestic and international).

To broaden the potential impact of this project, the research team will partner with Dr. Craig Shealy, Executive Director of the International Beliefs and Values Institute and Professor of Graduate Psychology at James Madison University. Dr. Shealy works with the IBAVI’s Executive and Advisory Boards to lead and coordinate a wide range of scholarly, educational, and service activities and partnerships with individuals and organizations in the United States and internationally, including Cultivating the Globally Sustainable Self, a multi-year, multi-institution Summit Series hosted by James Madison University. The research team will have opportunities to attend and participate in the Summit Series.

To learn more via CAA’s IN/CO Webpage, click here.

To view a PDF describing the grant and 2018 recipients, click here.

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