CEL’s second open-access book now available for download

The Center for Engaged Learning recently published its second open access book.

The Power of Partnership: Students, Staff, and Faculty Revolutionizing Higher Education, edited by Lucy Mercer-Mapstone and Sophia Abbot, celebrates the nuance and depth of student-faculty partnerships in higher education and illustrates the many ways that partnership—the equitable collaboration among students, staff, and faculty in support of teaching and learning—has the potential to transform lives and institutions.

The book aims to break the mold of traditional and power-laden academic writing by showcasing creative genres such as reflection, poetry, dialogue, illustration, and essay. The collection has invited chapters from renowned scholars in the field alongside new student and staff voices, and it reflects and embodies a wide range of student-staff partnership perspectives from different roles, identities, cultures, countries, and institutions.

This book includes several Elon connections: MHE student and CEL Graduate Apprentice Sophia Abbot is one of the co-editors, and Stephen Bloch-Schulman, Peter Felten, and alumni Claire Lockard, Helen Meskhidze, Julie Phillips, and Sean Wilson collaborated on a chapter.

The book is available to read and download on the Center for Engaged Learning website.

The Center for Engaged Learning (CEL) will host two spring reading groups on student-faculty partnerships in teaching and learning, facilitated by Sophia Abbot, CEL Graduate Apprentice. The reading groups are scheduled in conjunction with the release of two books in CEL’s Open Access Book Series.

Interested faculty, staff, and students are invited to join us to discuss Pedagogical Partnerships: A How-To Guide and/or The Power of Partnership: Students, Staff, and Faculty Revolutionizing Higher Education. These group conversations will be a space to learn about and reflect on this new practice in higher education. Please save the following dates if you wish to join the conversations:

February and early March: Pedagogical PartnershipsRSVP for this Reading Group

Feb 10, 12:15-1:30 PM, or Feb 13, 5:15-6:30 PM (Pick one)
March 2, 12:15-1:30 PM, or March 5, 5:15-6:30 PM (Pick one)

March and early April: Power of PartnershipRSVP for this Reading Group

March 9, 5:30-6:45 PM, or March 12, 12:15-1:30 PM (Pick one)
March 30, 5:30-6:45 PM, or April 2, 12:15-1:30 PM (Pick one)

All reading groups will be in Belk Pavilion 201, and a meal is provided for those who register.

For questions regarding our open access book or series, visit our website or email centerforengagedlearning@elon.edu.