Creating Campus Community

In Search of Ernest Boyer's Legacy

Author: William M. McDonald

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470237686

Category: Education

Page: 240

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"We have at our disposal one of the greatest known to humankind--the one callededucation." --from the foreword by Parker Palmer "Connecting authentically and deeply with others across alldimensions of life enriches the human spirit. The sense ofcommunity resulting from such connections is a hallmark of asupportive campus environment, which we know is an important factorin enhancing student learning. The contributions to this book offera vision we can work toward and provide instructive examples fromdifferent types of institutions to point the way." --George D. Kuh,chancellor's professor and director, National Survey of StudentEngagement, Indiana University "Ernie Boyer was a giant in higher education. This book, a resourceguide, focuses on one of his great loves--campus community. Thebook examines his contributions and offers a compelling agenda foraction." --Arthur Levine, president, Teachers College, ColumbiaUniversity "This well-written and timely book draws on the lessons learnedfrom five very different institutions as they attempted to addressa major challenge to higher education-building effective campuscommunities. Practitioners will find this to be an invaluableresource and guide as they attempt to bring Ernie Boyer's vision tolife on their campuses. A great tribute to one of America's leadingeducators!" --Charles C. Schroeder, professor of higher education,University of Missouri-Columbia "There is no topic more important in higher education today thancreating campus community. McDonald and his associates have indeedlived up to Ernest Boyer's legacy by presenting us with aremarkable set of campus models for us to admire. . . and emulate."--Yolanda T. Moses, president, American Association for HigherEducation "This book comes at an auspicious time of educationaltransformation. Like the Boyer Center, this book's fundamentalpriority in meeting today's challenging new realities is thediscovery and creation of new forms of community." --Glen R.Bucher, executive director, the Boyer Center

Fostering Student Success in the Campus Community

Author: Gary L. Kramer

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780470483114

Category: Education

Page: 512

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This book presents and examines key issues not only on addressing changing student demographics and needs but also on aligning institutional and student expectations, connecting student-oriented services systemically, organizing and fostering student services for learning, and creating and delivering services for students to achieve success on campus. While the essential supportive role student services plays in student retention and success is generally understood, this book provides several constructive approaches and key indicators that service providers can use to challenge their campuses for better results in achieving student success. While this book does not define what student success is for all institutions or suggest that one size fits all institutions, it does emphasize that student learning and achieving student success on campus is everyone’s business. The chapter contributors share their wisdom on and experience in creating a student-centered culture and emphasize student services as the primary approach for putting students first in the campus community. Written for student service providers, academic departments, and others responsible for the support, direction, and coordination of services to students—vice presidents, deans, directors, and department chairs—readers will learn how to encourage a variety of desired outcomes, including student persistence, satisfaction, learning, and personal development. Also included is a systems perspective that will help readers evaluate and align services for students with the goals of both the students and the institution.

Building Faculty Learning Communities

New Directions for Teaching and Learning, Number 97

Author: Milton D. Cox,Laurie Richlin

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118216822

Category: Education

Page: 176

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Changing our colleges and universities into learning institutions has become increasingly important at the same time it has become more difficult. Faculty learning communities have proven to be effective for addressing institutional challenges, from preparing the faculty of the future and reinvigorating senior faculty, to implementing new courses, curricula, and campus initiatives on diversity and technology. The results of faculty learning community programs parallel for faculty members the results of student learning communities for students, such as retention, deeper learning, respect for other cultures, and greater civic participation. The chapters in this issue of New Directions for Teaching and Learning describe from a practitioner's perspective the history, development, implementation, and results of faculty learning communities across a wide range of institutions and purposes. Institutions are invited to use this volume to initiate faculty learning communities on their campuses. This is the 97th issue of the quarterly journal New Directions for Teaching and Learning.

Creating Campus Cultures

Fostering Success among Racially Diverse Student Populations

Author: Samuel D. Museus,Uma M. Jayakumar

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136836152

Category: Education

Page: 240

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Many colleges and universities have not engaged in the critical self-examination of their campuses necessary for effectively serving racially diverse student populations. This timely edited collection provides insights into how campus cultures can and do shape the experiences and outcomes of their increasingly diverse college student populations. By cultivating values, beliefs, and assumptions that focus on including, validating, and creating equitable outcomes among diverse undergraduate students, an institution can foster their success.While attention to campus climate is critical for gauging the nature of an institution’s culture and how students are experiencing the campus environment, changes in climate alone will not lead to holistic and deep rooted institutional transformation. Moving beyond previous explorations of campus racial climates, Creating Campus Cultures addresses the considerable institutionally embedded obstacles practitioners face as they attempt to transform entrenched institutional cultures to meet the needs of diverse student bodies. A broad range of chapters include voices of students, new research, practical experiences, and application of frameworks that are conducive to success. This book will help student affairs and higher education administrators navigate this increasingly difficult terrain by providing practical advice on how to foster success among racial minority students and enact long-term, holistic change at any institution.

Creating Community on College Campuses

Beyond the Cultural Politics of Enjoyment

Author: Irving J. Spitzberg,Virginia V. Thorndike

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 9780791410059

Category: Education

Page: 233

View: 1952


Creating Community on College Campuses addresses the most critical and difficult issues facing higher education in the 1990s: improving the quality of teaching and learning, raising academic standards, protecting freedom of expression, and simultaneously enhancing community of the whole and community of the parts. This book offers an understanding of community as a complex concept, one that incorporates the values of a democratic society and encourages learning and participation by all citizens of the campus, and discusses topics such as race and ethnicity, the climate for women, harassment and free speech, alcohol, crime, Greek life, and interaction among faculty and students. The authors conclude with concrete recommendations to support the implementation of pluralistic learning communities on our nation's campuses.

Innovative Learning for Leadership Development

New Directions for Student Leadership, Number 145

Author: Julie E. Owen

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1119073359

Category: Education

Page: 120

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Critically examine the intersections of learning and leadership. Using L. Dee Fink's taxonomy of signicant learning as a scaffold, experts in leadership education explain connections between emerging scholarship of teaching and learning and current trends in leadership, how to develop a more complex understanding of the levers of leadership learning, the environments that promote meaningful and measurable leadership learning, and the evidence behind such a practice. This volume examines: the role of leadership educator, the roles of authenticity (being true to one’s self) and criticality in education (interrogating beliefs and questioning power dynamics), select learning theories and their implications for leadership learning, and strategies for constructing leadership-related learning outcomes and assessing leadership learning. The Jossey-Bass quarterly report series New Directions for Student Leadership explores leadership concepts and pedagogical topics of interest to high school and college leadership educators. Issues are grounded in scholarship and feature practical applications and best practices in youth and adult leadership education.

My Freshman Year

What a Professor Learned by Becoming a Student

Author: Rebekah Nathan

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101042502

Category: Social Science

Page: 208

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After fifteen years of teaching anthropology at a large university, Rebekah Nathan had become baffled by her own students. Their strange behavior—eating meals at their desks, not completing reading assignments, remaining silent through class discussions—made her feel as if she were dealing with a completely foreign culture. So Nathan decided to do what anthropologists do when confused by a different culture: Go live with them. She enrolled as a freshman, moved into the dorm, ate in the dining hall, and took a full load of courses. And she came to understand that being a student is a pretty difficult job, too. Her discoveries about contemporary undergraduate culture are surprising and her observations are invaluable, making My Freshman Year essential reading for students, parents, faculty, and anyone interested in educational policy.

Service-Learning Essentials

Questions, Answers, and Lessons Learned

Author: Barbara Jacoby

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118944011

Category: Education

Page: 352

View: 2907


Service-Learning Essentials is the resource you need to help you develop high-quality service-learning experiences for college students. Written by one of the field's leading experts and sponsored by Campus Compact, the book is the definitive work on this high-impact educational practice. Service-learning has been identified by the Association of American Colleges and Universities as having been widely tested and shown to be beneficial to college students from a wide variety of backgrounds. Organized in an accessible question-and-answer format, the book responds clearly and completely to the most common questions and concerns about service-learning. Each chapter addresses issues related to individual practice as well as to the collective work of starting and developing a service-learning center or program, with examples drawn from a variety of disciplines, situations, and institutional types. The questions range from basic to advanced and the answers cover both the fundamentals and complexities of service-learning. Topics include: Determining what service-learning opportunities institutions should offer How to engage students in critical reflection in academic courses and in cocurricular experiences Best practices for developing and sustaining mutually beneficial campus-community partnerships Integrating service-learning into the curriculum in all disciplines and at all levels, as well as various areas of student life outside the classroom Assessing service-learning programs and outcomes The dilemmas of service-learning in the context of power and privilege The future of service-learning in online and rapidly globalizing environments Service-learning has virtually limitless potential to enable colleges and universities to meet their goals for student learning while making unique contributions to addressing unmet local, national, and global needs. However, in order to realize these benefits, service-learning must be thoughtfully designed and carefully implemented. This easy-to-use volume contains everything faculty, leaders, and staff members need to know about service-learning to enhance communities, improve higher education institutions, and educate the next generation of citizens, scholars, and leaders.

Designing for Learning

Creating Campus Environments for Student Success

Author: C. Carney Strange,James H. Banning

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118823524

Category: Education

Page: 368

View: 9580


Designing for Learning is an update to the author's groundbreaking work, Educating by Design. Through examples, case studies, and questions for reflection and discussion this book guides readers from theory to practice. The authors present new coverage of the most pressing issues in higher education today including universal design; learning communities and social networking; multicultural environments; virtual environments and online learning; safety and inclusion. Anyone involved in online or on campus environments, from institutional leaders to facilities coordinators to administrative staff, will appreciate these eye-opening principles. The colleges and universities of the future will be designed with purpose. Designing for Learning provides readers with the inspiration and knowledge they need to create environments that lead to long-term success.--INSIDE FLAP.

Remembrances in Black

Personal Perspectives of the African American Experience at the University of Arkansas, 1940s–2000s

Author: Charles F. Robinson II,Lonnie R. Williams

Publisher: University of Arkansas Press

ISBN: 1610753429

Category: Social Science

Page: 365

View: 3416


With the admittance in 1948 of Silas Hunt to the University of Arkansas Law School, the university became the first southern public institution of higher education to officially desegregate without being required to do so by court order. The process was difficult, but an important first step had been taken. Other students would follow in Silas Hunt's footsteps, and they along with the university would have to grapple with the situation. Remembrances in Black is an oral history that gathers the personal stories of African Americans who worked as faculty and staff and of students who studied at the state's flagship institution. These stories illustrate the anguish, struggle, and triumph of individuals who had their lives indelibly marked by their experiences at the school. Organized chronologically over sixty years, this book illustrates how people of color navigated both the evolving campus environment and that of the city of Fayetteville in their attempt to fulfill personal aspirations. Their stories demonstrate that the process of desegregation proved painfully slow to those who chose to challenge the forces of exclusion. Also, the remembrances question the extent to which desegregation has been fully realized.