Friday, October 05, 2007

Tomorrow's Professor Msg.#814 Components of Positive Student-Faculty Relationships

I have been waiting for this to get posted to the archive. I subscribe to the email newsletter. There is a couple of week lag before the entries get posted for web access. These newsletters cover a range of topics associated with many facets of higher education. Tenure requirements and PhD completion strategies which don't apply are interspersed with some great articles about teaching and learning - worth subscribing to.

Components of Positive Student-Faculty Relationships

What general conditions for relationships among students and faculty seem to foster competence, autonomy, purpose, and integrity? Four major components run through the empirical findings and personal experiences described in the literature on higher education: accessibility, authenticity, knowledge, and an ability to communicate with students.

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