ERIC Number: EJ1094388
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Abstractor: As Provided
Why Higher Education: Lessons Learned in a Learner-Centered College
Shugart, Sanford C.
New Directions for Teaching and Learning, n145 p85-91 Spr 2016
Based on a decade of consistently improving student outcomes at Valencia College, first winner of the Aspen Prize for Excellence in Community Colleges, five lessons for connecting student and institutional purpose are described. These include: a focus on what students really experience, understanding the college as a bridge and not a destination, building into the whole college six essential experiences every student requires to be successful beginning with a New Student Experience, and keeping the question of Who ahead of What in our designs for students seeking purpose.
Descriptors: Higher Education, Colleges, Student Centered Learning, Student Experience, Institutional Mission, Outcomes of Education, Academic Achievement, Role of Education
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Identifiers - Location: Florida
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