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The 16th Annual Conference on Applied Learning in Higher Education (CALHE) will be held March 6-8, 2025 on the campus of Missouri Western State University.

Barriers to Engagement in Applied Learning

The 2024 conference theme focuses on barriers to engaging in applied learning and strategies to overcome them. These barriers may be experienced by students, faculty, or institutions. This broad theme should allow and encourage submissions of applied learning activities in all various forms. Submissions do not have to directly encompass the theme. We welcome submissions that may address an applied learning activity, community engagement or research, including theoretical and philosophical foundations of applied learning.

Our Keynote Speaker will be Dr. Matt Wolfgram, Associate Researcher and Principal Investigator at the University of Wisconsin, Center for Education Research. Dr. Wolfgram’s research employs ethnography, participatory action research, and other qualitative research methods to study factors that impact the educational experiences of minoritized college students. Among his many efforts includes a recently completed project, “The College Internship Study: A Longitudinal Mixed Methods Study Exploring the Impacts of College Internships on Student Outcomes at HBCUs.”

Friday, March 8, 2024

Abstract Submission is Closed
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Griffon Office of Applied Learning

Mike Ducey Portrait

Dr. Mike Ducey


Location: Eder Hall Room 221
Phone: 816.271.4391

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Griffon Office of Applied Learning

Cassandra Penick

Administrative Coordinator

Location: Eder Hall Room 221
Phone: 816.271.4468

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