Enhancing Student learning and development in cooperation with our alumni.

EGAN, David and COCKILL, Jenny (2012). Enhancing Student learning and development in cooperation with our alumni. Student Engagement and Experience Journal, 1 (1), 1-12.

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Enhancing student learning in cooperation with our alumni is a piece of action research that has been ongoing for five years, this paper reports on the process of research and the key findings from this research. The starting point was an audit of the various relationships we had with our alumni, then a cycle of review and reflection to develop and fine tune strategies over five years as we continue to enhance the student experience. The area that has developed the furthest has been the mentoring system using alumni. Each cycle of research has led to the need for further research, the next cycle of research focusing on the effectiveness of intra-generational mentoring. We would suggest that the methodology offers a potential structure for other action researchers in Higher Education and it is now the method we use in reviewing and enhancing the student experience on a number of fronts in hospitality.

Item Type: Article
Research Institute, Centre or Group: Sheffield Business School Research Institute > Tourism, Hospitality, Events and Food
Identification Number: 10.7190/seej.v1i1.36
Depositing User: Helen Garner
Date Deposited: 29 May 2012 13:51
Last Modified: 21 Aug 2015 19:05
URI: http://shura.shu.ac.uk/id/eprint/5254

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