Former Kellogg International Scholar Sean Long ’15 and Institute Senior Advisor Steve Reifenberg, his professor for “International Development in Practice,” recently published an article drawing on their experience in the course.
“Negotiating the Client-Based Capstone Experience,” which appears in International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education 29, 3 (2017), offers a new, “negotiation in multiple domains” approach to client-based experiential learning projects. Such projects, often used in professional graduate programs, are also the basis for Reifenberg’s undergraduate course at Notre Dame, and the new approach may have implication for a broad range of team-based problem-solving initiatives, the authors say.
Long, now a paralegal at the United States Department of Justice, calls the article “a capstone memento” to his three years in the Kellogg International Scholars Program (Kellogg ISP).
“My colleagues at the Justice Department hail from some of the country's best universities,” Long says. “None had advisors as thoughtful and supportive as Prof. Reifenberg. Two years removed from school, I am fortunate to still count him as a mentor and friend. Kellogg ISP was the critical piece to make this possible.”