ERIC Number: ED313938
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
Student Development, Part II. The College Union: The Living Room of the Campus.
Fagan, Allison F.
ACU-I Bulletin, v57 n1 p35-37 Jan 1989
As focal points for campuses, college unions must create environments that are stimulating and challenging for students but that allow students to relax enough to benefit from new experiences. Such environments must generate self-expression, exploration, and positive regard for multicultural perspectives. Special efforts should be made to ensure that all subpopulations feel comfortable, because to exclude anyone is to prevent him from receiving full benefit from his experiences. Communication methods, active and social programming, discussions of issues, and inservice staff development are all important aspects of the union environment. The extent to which the college union environment will contribute to student development depends on the support mechanisms available. 8 references. (Author/MSE)
Descriptors: College Environment, Cultural Pluralism, Extracurricular Activities, Higher Education, Program Development, School Recreational Programs, Staff Development, Student Development, Student Unions
Association of College Unions-International, 400 E. Seventh St., Bloomington, IN 47405 ($4.00).
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Journal Articles
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Authoring Institution: N/A
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