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ERIC Number: EJ763673
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005
Pages: 15
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0734-3310
Learning Commons: Bridging the Academic and Student Affairs Divide to Enhance Learning across Campus
Schmidt, Nancy; Kaufman, Janet
Research Strategies, v20 n4 p242-256 2005
The University of Guelph Learning Commons brings student affairs professionals and librarians together to offer students a coherent and integrated approach to learning, writing, research, and technology support. It is distinguished by three characteristics: (1) a partnership model between academic and student affairs; (2) a solid foundation of theoretical perspectives to guide program development; and (3) a conceptual model to frame services. These characteristics have placed the Learning Commons in a position to play a leadership role in facilitating and enhancing learning across the university. This article describes the Learning Commons, as well as the theoretical perspectives and conceptual framework upon which the programs and services are based.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Canada