Social Capital and Experiential Education
Carolina Morgan NU ’10 and Jim Stellar
I met Carolina in her freshman year at Northeastern University over her application to a scholarship that my office ran when I was Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences. She was an economics major with an interest in social justice and [...]
An Attachment to a College
Jessica Bruder QC ’11, ’13 and Jim Stellar
Jessica just finished her master’s degree at Queens College. Counting from the time she was in high school taking her first college course under a program called College Now, she just completed her 8th year of study at Queens College. When I [...]
It is important to try new things. When Sarah and I decided to write a piece together on reflection, having written a previous blog post, she did what she often does with me and produced something impressive. This time, I decided that I did not want to touch it and instead, with her permission, [...]
The power of reflection – a story from Greece
Adrienne Dooley NU’12 and Jim Stellar
Our last blog (8/21/12) focused on the bonding that occurred in a study abroad trip to Greece in the fall of 2011. This blog picks up where that other blog post stopped and focuses now on reflection as a critical benefit from [...]
Born That Way? Is Effective Leadership an Innate Trait or Can it Be Taught?
Cynthia Bainton and Jim Stellar
“I must follow the people. Am I not their leader?” – Benjamin Disraeli.
We have discussed leadership in previous blog entries but in this one we want to examine whether effective leadership can be taught or whether it [...]
Taking Ex Ed into international relations
Lara Porter QC’14 and Jim Stellar
LP is an economics and political science major who works in the Queens College Center for Ethnic, Racial, and Religious Understanding (CERRU) as well as participates in a small group JS runs to study the learning power of experiential education and some of its underlying psychology [...]
If a Rose is a Rose*…, when is a Reflection a Reflection?
Sarah Platt and Jim Stellar
Sarah was an undergraduate at Northeastern ¨University when I was Dean. We always had these great conversations. Then a few years intervened but now we are back even though she is in Poland where she just finished her PhD degree [...]
“Doctor” – Patient Interaction, more substantial and authentic than college
Lauren Donohoe QC ’11 &’13 and Jim Stellar
Lauren and I have written before about the dynamic of being an undergraduate researcher in a speech/audiology laboratory and how it can be like a family that encourages the intellectual development of the student. Well her undergraduate career worked [...]
Of Organizations and People
Ute Wenkemann NU’11 and Jim Stellar
Ute and I wrote a blog post in Feb-10 about what it was like to be a student from Germany studying abroad in the USA and doing co-op there. Previously, I had written a blog post with another student who studied abroad in Paris and stayed to [...]
Neurobargining – Ex Ed brain circuits in action?
Alexandra Hilbert QC 13 and Jim Stellar
We have been reading this 9/19/10 on-line paper with the title “Neural signatures of strategic types in a two-person bargaining game.” The paper aims to get at what the authors call “The management and manipulation of our own social image in the [...]