The foundational best practices for forming and developing academic learning communities using project management principles is the focus of an article appearing in Higher Education Digest authored by Dr. A.J. Merlino, Associate VP of Student Professional Development & Experiential Learning, Harrisburg University of Science and Technology.
The article, Using Project Management Principles to Develop Academic Learning Communities, https://www.highereducationdigest.com/using-project-management-principles-to-develop-academic-learning-communities/
Merlino is a five-time GRAMMY-nominated music educator with a passion for cultivating creativity and innovation in higher education. His background in the arts as a performer and large-scale project manager helps inform decisions as a business strategist, bringing a unique perspective to the educational landscape. As a touring musician and clinician, he has presented in Scotland, Croatia, Greece, Thailand, Canada, Australia, and Argentina. Merlino has worked as a project manager, music director, composer, and performer for many projects held at The Venetian, Mandalay Bay, MGM Grand, and Cosmopolitan in Las Vegas. Merlino’s experience collaborating with campus leadership and community partners has successfully increased students’ educational programming and learning opportunities while positively impacting student enrollment, matriculation, retention, and outcomes through career-level engagement.
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