NSEE Online Resource Library
(prepared by the Professional Development Committee 2014)
To provide NSEE members with academic & shared resources about Experiential Education that can help them acquire knowledge and improve practice.
The NSEE Online Resource Library will be organized into chapters aligned with “Strengthening,” with additional sections aligned with SIGs and current topics of interest.
- Building Experiential Education into the Mission and Values of your Institution
- Integrating Experiential Ed into the Curriculum; Increasing Faculty Involvement
- Ensuring Quality in Experiential Education
- Establishing Administrative Structures That Fit the Goals of Experiential Education
- Assessment and Evaluation
- Risk Management
- Community Colleges
- Appreciative Inquiry
- Archives – Back issues of the NSEE Quarterly and other archival materials
Within each main category, resources will be organized in this way:
a) Academic Journals & Articles
b) Books & Reports
c) Press / Media
d) Member Resource Exchange
e) Professional Organizations
NSEE Position on Unpaid Internships
There have been numerous discussions and articles about paid and unpaid internships. The National Society for Experiential Education has held a consistent position regarding this matter for a number of years. The Society's current stance is described below:
An institution should have a policy to favor paid work positions for students whenever pay can be arranged in work environments that have the potential for meeting the student's goals. Outdated policies that prevent students from being paid for their work if they are receiving college credit are discriminatory because they often preclude participation by low-income students. Credit is for what students learn; pay is for what they provide to the field sponsor. The two are neither mutually exclusive nor conflicting.