ERIC Number: ED263820
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985-Mar
Reference Count: 0
Faculty and Student Development.
Harper, Aylene S.
The role of faculty in student development is considered. The history of the student development movement from the Colonial period to the twentieth century and major student development theories are also reviewed. Important objectives of contemporary student development are identified: to promote students' intellectual and individual development; to treat students as individuals; to understand the relevance of student group life; and to implement clinical and research findings concerning student development. The following theories are described: Perry's intellectual and ethical model, Knefelkamp and Slepitza's adaptation of Perry's model to career decision-making, Chickering's vector theory of student development, Sanford's model of challenge and support, and Astin's theory of student involvement. Assumptions of student personnel work and the human development model are identified. Three major factors affect student development: changing psychological concepts and social change; new procedures for solving old problems; and changes in educational structures based on new educational goals or new students populations. Attention is directed to the role of faculty members in promoting student development, including designing and evaluating curricula and extracurricular programs and academic advising to meet changing student needs. A four-page list of references is included. (SW)
Descriptors: College Faculty, College Students, Curriculum Development, Educational Change, Educational History, Extracurricular Activities, Higher Education, Individual Development, Intellectual Development, Models, Social Change, Student Development, Student Needs, Student Personnel Services, Teacher Role, Teacher Student Relationship, Theories
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American College Personnel Association (Boston, MA, March 24-27, 1985).