ERIC Number: ED356720
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992-Jul
Reference Count: N/A
"Is This Good for Our Students?" Two Papers from the 1991 CIC Deans Institute.
Knefelkamp, L. Lee; And Others
This publication contains both a keynote address that called for a new commitment to holistic student education through reintegration of academic and student affairs and a summary of conference participants' responses to the address. The address, by L. Lee Knefelkamp, calls on academic affairs and student affairs professionals to work together to create "The Seamless Curriculum"; that is, to provide holistic student education in a return to the philosophy of higher education on which American colleges were founded. The talk draws attention to the factors that contribute to the continued separation of faculty and student affairs: specialization, pressure for research and scholarship, disdain for student personnel work on the part of academics, and financial competition. To reintegrate academic affairs and student affairs, the speaker urges joint action on multiculturalism and diversity, experiential and service learning, assessment, campus athletics, and the graduate education of both professions. The second paper, prepared by the Collaborative Writing Group of the Council of Independent Colleges, presents the responses of chief student affairs officers and chief academic affairs officers to the keynote ideas. These focus primarily on barriers to communication between the two areas, characteristics of successful cooperative programs, and experiences that would create the ideal graduate in the vision of private college educators. Contains a table summarizing the responses and 12 notes. (JB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Council of Independent Colleges, Washington, DC.