ERIC Number: ED445732
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
Learning-Centered Practices in Student Services.
Dale, Paul; Shoenhair, Cindy
This document lists learning-centered principles, and discusses their application to student affairs practices in general and to student services programs at Paradise Valley Community College (PVCC) in Arizona in particular. Learning-centered practices in student service programs identify, measure and evaluate learning objectives; encourage students in active learning; provide staff training and orientation on learning; link new budget allocations to learning objectives; forge educational partnerships that advance student learning; build supportive and inclusive college environments; and deliver services any time, any place. The document notes that learning-centered practices manifest differently, and at a different rate in each student services area, with some areas more developmentally inclined and others more focused on process and structure. Asserting that learning-centered practices are more than good customer service, the report includes a list of criteria by which PVCC can measure its progress toward becoming more learning-centered and diagrams a model application of learning-centered practices in PVCC student services. (Contains 19 references.) (PGS)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Paradise Valley Community Coll., Phoenix, AZ.