ERIC Number: ED446674
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1998
Reference Count: N/A
Principles of Good Practice for Student Affairs: Statement and Inventories.
American College Personnel Association, Washington, DC.; National Association of Student Personnel Administrators, Inc.
Creating learning environments and learning experiences for students has always been at the heart of student affairs work. This document is intended to provide guidelines, titled "Principles of Good Practice," as to how student affairs can advance student learning, and it serves as a framework to aid student affairs in meeting challenges encountered within their institutions without sacrificing the individuality of their institutions. The Principles are not rules, but means to conducting learning-oriented student affairs work, based on extensive research about the impact of college on educational outcomes. The Principles outlined are as follows: (1) engage students in active learning; (2) help students develop coherent values and ethical standards; (3) set and communicate high expectations for student learning; (4) use systematic inquiry to improve student and institutional performance; (5) use resources effectively to achieve institutional missions and goals; (6) forge educational partnerships that advance student learning; and (7) build supportive and inclusive communities. For each Principle there is an inventory of items that pertain to that Principle. The inventory items address policies, practices, institutional culture, norms, and expectations that support good practice in student affairs administration. The inventories are designed to help student affairs professionals examine their individual and institutional mission, goals, policies, and practices to determine their level of consistency with the Principles of Good Practice. (EMS)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: American College Personnel Association, Washington, DC.; National Association of Student Personnel Administrators, Inc.