Involving Commuter Students in Learning: New Directions for Higher Education, Number 109

Barbara Jacoby and Associates

Anno: 2000
Rilegatura: Paperback / softback
Pagine: 120 p.
Testo in English
Dimensioni: 229 x 150 mm
Peso: 165 gr.
  • EAN: 9780787953409
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Although commuter students-those who do not live ininstitution-owned housing on campus-account for more than 86% oftoday's college students, their unique needs have neither beenadequately understood nor incorporated into policies, programs, andpractices. This sourcebook explains how to use what we know aboutcommuter students' lifestyles and concerns to create communities oflearners that meet the distinct needs of students who liveoff-campus. The authors show how curricular learning communitiescan help students overcome their sense of isolation from facultyand peers. They offer practical techniques to involve commuterstudents in teamwork and research. And they provide a range ofother innovative ways to create communities of learners-frombuilding a sense of community within individual courses to thecreative use physical space, information technology, living-learning communities, and experiential education programs.Editor Barbara Jacoby concludes the volume by examining theobstacles to involving commuter students in learning, offeringstrategies that have proven effective across differentinstitutional settings. This is the 109th issue of the quarterly journal NewDirections for Higher Education.