ERIC Number: ED440682
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1999
An Inventory for Learning-Centered Colleges.
At the tail end of the last millennium a learning revolution began to emerge across the educational landscape, challenging traditional assumptions in elementary and secondary education, community colleges, four-year colleges, and universities. The Learning Revolution emerged from the failures of reform efforts triggered by the 1983 publication of "A Nation at Risk." The Learning Revolution that has emerged in the last decade has placed an increased emphasis on learning. Benchmark activities and questions related to the Learning Revolution are offered in this article as an inventory for use by colleges and universities committed to becoming more learning-centered institutions. They include: (1) revising mission statements; (2) involving all stakeholders; (3) selecting faculty and staff; (4) training faculty and staff; (5) holding conversations about learning; (6) identifying and agreeing on learning outcomes; (7) assessing and documenting learning outcomes; (8) redefining faculty and staff roles; (9) providing more options; (10) creating opportunities for collaboration; (11) orienting students to new options and responsibilities; (12) applying information technology; (13) reallocating resources; and (14) creating a climate for learning. (VWC)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - Descriptive
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