Projects, Studies, and Initiatives

Title Description
Assessing global learning outcomes on Carleton OCS programs We have engaged an external consultant to help us assess how students are meeting institutional learning goals. The initial phase uses a rubric to do secondary analysis of students' academic work on three Carleton programs.
Integrating Worlds: How Off-Campus Study Can Transform Undergraduate Education (Stylus, 2019) Helena Kaufman, Director of Off-Campus Studies, along with Scott Carpenter, Professor of French at Carleton College and Malene Torp, Executive Director of DIS: Study Abroad in Scandinavia, published a book on the role of off-campus study in the undergraduate curriculum.
Global Engagement Initiative Participated in the steering committee and several activities of a Mellon Foundation Planning & Implementation Grant on global engagement at Carleton College. Planning grant was for the academic year 2010-2011, implementation grant was for four years, from in 2014-2018.
Off-Campus Studies Integration Survey Explored the ways in which OCS participation affects student engagement in Carleton’s curriculum including choice of major, course selection, fellowship applications, and comprehensive exercise (senior thesis/project). Study completed in 2010-11 academic year.
Study Abroad and Liberal Learning Participated in an ACM/GLCA study on the impact of study abroad on liberal learning outcomes. Data collection completed in 2009.
Study Abroad and Global Engagement (SAGE) Participated in large tracer study of the impact of studying abroad on global engagement from 1965 to 2005. Data collection completed in 2007.
Marine Biology Longitudinal Study Studied the impact of a long-running Carleton off-campus study program on participants’ careers and life after college. Study was conducted in 2005-2006.