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Meredith Leigh MacalusoAs an Organizational Leadership student, my internship with The Crescent Club definitely improved my skills of working together with other people to accomplish a goal. I have improved my ability to speak in front of others. My internship provided an opportunity for me to be involved in the organization of events that were being held at The Crescent Club. I was trusted with getting everything set up and making sure the event went smoothly. I loved this experience and learned an incredible amount that will help me with all future careers.

—Meredith Leigh Macaluso

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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