ERIC Number: ED410489
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1996-Mar
Partners in the Wilderness: Building Alliances with Faculty to Redefine Learning.
Daniel DiGregorio, Kristie; Diamond, Miriam Rosalyn; Passi, Candace Ennesser
An irony of the college experience is that a substantial amount of students' time and, potentially, a majority of student learning, occurs outside the classroom. Since non-classroom interaction with faculty is a central component of such learning, three studies that illuminate different facets of these interactions are presented here; they explore how student affairs professionals might collaborate with faculty to redefine student learning. The first study looks at upper-level students' perspectives on why students engage or do not engage in out-of-classroom interactions. In contrast to the first study, the second research project focused on college freshmen to determine whether frequent informal student-faculty interaction has a positive effect on college outcomes. The last study assesses the experiences of adult students and examines to what extent returning adult undergraduates become involved with and feel they matter to others, particularly faculty, in their learning environments. Following each study is a discussion of the study's relevance for student affairs practitioners and ways in which student affairs professionals can build alliances with faculty. (RJM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators (Atlanta, GA, March 14-17, 1996).