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Psychology INSPIREPsychology INSPIRE is a 6-week summer internship program that is sponsored by the Department of Psychology at the University of Memphis. The overall goal of the program is to increase the number of individuals from underrepresented populations who pursue degrees and careers in the social and behavioral sciences. Paired with a graduate student and workingwith a faculty mentor, Psychology INSPIRE Interns are involved in lab and research experiences, science lectures, academic and professional development activities, mentoring, and networking experiences. For more information about the Psychology INSPIRE program, contact Dr. Theresa Okwumabua at Tokwumab@memphis.edu (901-678-3677) or visit the webpage at http://psyc.memphis.edu/inspire/ overview.shtml.

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Principles of Good Practice

The National Society for Experiential Education (NSEE), a professional association for practitioners of experiential learning, has developed the following set of guidelines referred to as "Principles of Good Practice."

Intention - Determine what specific learning is intended as a result of the experience.

Clarity - Communicate goals, protocols and procedures among all stakeholders.

Monitoring and Assessment - Establish processes that define each person's role, expected outcomes, and evaluation measures.

Reflection - Analyze activities and learning against the outcome measures established at the beginning of the experience.

Evaluation - Clarify the evaluation role of student, faculty, and site supervisor.

Acknowledgement - Celebrate the experiential learning experience.

*Adapted from NSEE Quarterly, Spring 2004, Volume 29, Number 1, pp. 14-15

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