Leading the Learner-Centered Campus: An Administrator's Framework for Improving Student Learning Outcomes / Edition 1

Leading the Learner-Centered Campus: An Administrator's Framework for Improving Student Learning Outcomes / Edition 1

by Michael Harris, Roxanne Cullen
     
 

Leading the Learner-Centered Campus

Institutions of higher education are being challenged on all fronts and are attempting to change their ways of doing business in order to answer calls for accountability, transparency, access, and relevancy. There have been many incremental changes in response to these challenges, but incremental change is not enough. In order

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Leading the Learner-Centered Campus

Institutions of higher education are being challenged on all fronts and are attempting to change their ways of doing business in order to answer calls for accountability, transparency, access, and relevancy. There have been many incremental changes in response to these challenges, but incremental change is not enough. In order to respond to our rapidly changing environment, we need comprehensive change, a change in paradigms. As campus leaders face increasing pressure to show that their institutions are doing all they can to achieve successful student learning outcomes, the need for moving beyond learner-centered teaching to learner-centered campuses will become increasingly crucial.

Leading the Learner-Centered Campus offers an approach for campus leaders who are willing to take on the challenge of reenvisioning their own practices in order to make the shift in paradigms complete. The book provides leaders with a framework for examining their work and offers specific strategies for beginning the task of critically studying habitual practices in order to make every aspect of their work intentional, with the ultimate aim of bridging the disconnect between institutionally espoused values and campus leaders' true operating values.

This book seeks to change the learner-centered paradigm from an effort by individual faculty working alone in their classrooms to an institution-wide effort led by administrators at all levels working to make their entire campuses into learner-centered environments. The authors translate theory into practice, carefully outline how the roles of academic leaders must change in a learner-centered academic environment, and show how to make learning the focus of the institution throughout its varied processes. For everyone from department chairs to college presidents, Leading the Learner-Centered Campus will prove to be a powerful tool for improving higher education.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780470402986
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
05/17/2010
Pages:
224
Sales rank:
1,307,976
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

Preface.

Acknowledgments.

About the Authors.

Part I Learner-Centered Leadership.

1 Rethinking Our Current Challenges: The Context for Change.

2 The Instructional Paradigm: The Reason for Change.

3 The Learner-Centered Paradigm: The Goal of Change.

4 Leading the New Paradigm: The Method for Change.

Part II Advancing the Learner-Centered Agenda.

5 Fostering Faculty Development.

6 Orienting New Faculty.

7 Assessing Teaching Quality.

8 Supporting Learning through Renovation of Spaces.

Closing Thoughts.

References.

Index.

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