ERIC Number: ED329177
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991
Reference Count: 0
Involving Colleges: Successful Approaches to Fostering Student Learning and Development outside the Classroom. [First Edition].
Kuh, George; And Others
This book describes how schools of higher education can implement practices that promote educationally purposeful out-of-class activities within the context of their campus communities. The practices are intended to help develop faculty and student creativity and initiative. Chapter 1 examines the contributions of out-of-class experiences to student learning and personal development. Chapter 2 describes how the institutions for study were selected and discusses the questions that guided the study. The material in Part 2 describes the five sets of factors and conditions shared to varying degrees by such "Involving Colleges": mission and philosophy (chapter 3); campus culture (chapter 4); campus environment (chapter 5); institutional policies and practices (chapter 6); and the role of administrators, faculty, and students in promoting students' out-of-class learning and personal development (chapter 7). In chapters 8 through 10, a description is provided of the selected policies and practices to illustrate how the factors and conditions work in different types of institutions. Chapters in Part 3 discuss the implications of these factors and offer recommendations for administrators, faculty, and others committed to enhancing the quality of out-of-class learning opportunities at their institutions. Contains 257 references and an index. (GLR)
Descriptors: Administrators, College Environment, College Faculty, College Programs, College Students, Enrichment Activities, Experiential Learning, Extracurricular Activities, Higher Education, Individual Development, Institutional Mission, Program Development, School Policy, School Recreational Programs, Student Development
Jossey-Bass Publishers, 350 Sansome Street, San Francisco, CA 94104 ($37.95).
Publication Type: Books; Reports - Descriptive; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners
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