Launching an Interdisciplinary Network for Understanding Student Engagement (INFUSE)

  • Jeff Angera College of Education and Human Services Central Michigan University
  • Allison Arnekrans College of Education and Human Services Central Michigan University
  • Mark E. Deschaine College of Education and Human Services Central Michigan University
  • Kristina Rouech College of Education and Human Services Central Michigan University
  • Betsy VanDeusen College of Education and Human Services Central Michigan University
  • Tim Otteman College of Education and Human Services Central Michigan University

Abstract

The Interdisciplinary Network for Understanding Student Engagement (INFUSE) began as a request to put together a team of faculty from each department within the College to focus on teaching and learning. Faculty members initially met and brainstormed ideas to pursue. A report of the United States National Survey of Student Engagement data spurred the team in a direction to explore student engagement and create a model for recognition of effective practices that are already occurring within the college and examine ways to increase student engagement throughout the college. A highlight of efforts to highlight effective strategies that can be utilized by faculty across the lifespan of a student were generated, with follow-up activities to engage faculty in prolonged study of student engagement techniques were implemented.

Author Biographies

Jeff Angera, College of Education and Human Services Central Michigan University

Department of Human and Environmental Studies

Professor

 

Allison Arnekrans, College of Education and Human Services Central Michigan University

Department of Counseling and Special Education, Counselor Education

Assistant Professor

Mark E. Deschaine, College of Education and Human Services Central Michigan University

Department of Educational Leadership

Assistant Professor

Kristina Rouech, College of Education and Human Services Central Michigan University

Department of  Teacher Education and Professional Development

Assistant Professor

Betsy VanDeusen, College of Education and Human Services Central Michigan University

Department of Teacher Education and Professional Development

Marie Berrell Endowed Associate Professor


Tim Otteman, College of Education and Human Services Central Michigan University
Department of Recreation, Parks and Leisure Services Administration, Recreation and Event Management Professor

References

National Survey of Student Engagement. (2007). The college student report. Bloomington, IN: Center for Postsecondary Research, Indiana University School of Education.

Published
2018-04-15
How to Cite
Angera, J., Arnekrans, A., Deschaine, M. E., Rouech, K., VanDeusen, B., & Otteman, T. (2018). Launching an Interdisciplinary Network for Understanding Student Engagement (INFUSE). Student Engagement in Higher Education Journal, 2(1), 93-98. Retrieved from https://sehej.raise-network.com/raise/article/view/Deschaine
Section
Case studies/Practice Pieces