Your learning objectives:
Analyze the role of student development and learning opportunities outside the classroom
Examine the challenges of student affairs/services professionals in implementing learning opportunities outside the classroom
Examine innovative practices in student services
Read the following book chapter and journal article:
Chapter 2 How Does the Perception that Learning Takes Place Exclusively in Classrooms Persist? Expanding the Learning Environment (p. 23 41) in:
Baxter Magolda, M. B., & Magolda, P. M. (2011). Contested Issues in Student Affairs: Diverse Perspectives and Respectful Dialogue. Sterling, VA: Stylus Publishing.
Felix, E., & Lerner, C. (2017). The why, what, when, where, and how of student service innovation. Planning for Higher Education, 45(2), 54-64.
Write a 3-page paper with the following components:
How does the emphasis on student development shape student affairs professionals?
What challenges does this present when working with other departments?
What is the role of learning outside the classroom in relation to student development?
What are some alternative learning experiences and student service innovations that support student development outside the classroom?
What innovative student service practices should leaders of student service programs be aware of to enhance student development?
Refer to the Felix and Lerner (2017) article.
Your work should be written with the following points in mind.
This paper should be at least 3 pages, not counting the title page and reference page.
A clear introduction that orients a reader to the essay main content, and the main points discussed should be provided.
A well-developed, well-balanced essay body that develops each point in its own paragraph should be included.
A concise conclusion that summarizes the whole essay should also be included.
Include at least three references. Quoted material should not exceed 10% of the total paper (since the focus of these assignments is critical thinking). Use your own words and build on the ideas of others. When material is copied verbatim from external sources, it must be enclosed in quotes.
The references should be cited within the text and also listed at the end of the assignment in the References section. Follow the APA Style format; see www.apa.org.
At least one in-text citation must be provided for each reference.
A reference page which follows APA requirements should be included.
The essay should be organized in a clear and coherent manner.
The paper should be double spaced with font size of 12.
Your writing should:
Be clear, logical, and precise
Have breadth and depth
Show critical thinking skills