ERIC Number: ED441195
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1998-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
Powerful Partnerships: A Shared Responsibility for Learning. A Joint Report.
National Association of Student Personnel Administrators, Inc.; American Association for Higher Education, Washington, DC.; American College Personnel Association, Washington, DC.
Only when everyone on campus, particularly academic affairs and student affairs staff, shares the responsibility for student learning will significant progress be made. This paper presents insights on learning and the implications for pedagogy, curricula, learning environments, and assessments. Details are given of ten principles that are illustrated by a set of exemplary cooperative practices that bring together academic and student affairs professionals to make a difference in the quality of student learning. A summary of the principles state that: (1) learning is about making and maintaining connections; (2) learning is enhanced by taking place in the context of a compelling situation that balances challenge and opportunity; (3) learning is an active search for meaning by the learner; (4) learning is developmental; (5) learning is done by individuals who are intrinsically tied to others as social beings; (6) learning is affected by the educational climate in which it takes place; (7) learning requires frequent feedback if it is to be sustained; (8) much learning takes place informally and incidentally; (9) learning is grounded in particular contexts and individual experiences; and (10) learning involves the ability of individuals to monitor their own learning. Examples of exemplary programs at colleges and university throughout the country are provided under each principle. (JDM)
Descriptors: College Programs, College Students, Cooperation, Curriculum Development, Educational Assessment, Educational Improvement, Higher Education, Learning Experience, Learning Theories, Partnerships in Education, Student Personnel Services
National Association of Student Personnel Administrators, 1875 Connecticut Ave., NW, Suite 418, Washington, DC 20009-5728. Tel: 202-265-7500. For full text: http://www.naspa.org.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Association of Student Personnel Administrators, Inc.; American Association for Higher Education, Washington, DC.; American College Personnel Association, Washington, DC.