Employer Engagement Mosaic: A tool to identify and capture scholarship in college higher education

Author

Jacqueline Brewer, Scholarship Development Officer. East Surrey College.

Summary

The Employer Engagement Mosaic was developed over a year-long action research project and offers college higher education staff, students and their employers or work placements to not only showcase scholarship that is occurring in employer engagement, but demonstrates that good quality employer engagement enhances the student experience and promotes employability. This tool uses Boyer’s four Models of Scholarship (1990) and other relevant indicators to determine whether the engagement that staff and students have with employers has a scholarly profile. This can be achieved through a cross-discipline, cross-faculty four stage process.

Reference

Brewer, J. (2016) Employer Engagement Mosaic: A tool to identify and capture scholarship in college higher education. East Surrey College, Guildford College and Merrist Wood College. https://www.thescholarshipframework.co.uk/resources/employer-engagement-mosaic-tool-identify-and-capture-scholarship-college-higher-education

Acknowledgement

The author is grateful for the help of her Secondee, Richard Pearce and the HE staff teams at East Surrey College, Guildford College and Merrist Wood College and for the additional contribution from Karen Fundell (East Surrey College) and Jamie Hutton (Merrist Wood College) whose case studies have been used to support this resource