G. Kuh, J.H. Schuh, E.J. Whitt, et al. (1991)
This book describes how schools of higher education can implement practices that promote educationally purposeful out-of-class activities within the context of their campus communities. The practices are intended to help develop faculty and student creativity and initiative.
Chapter 1 examines the contributions of out-of-class experiences to student learning and personal development.
Chapter 2 describes how the institutions for study were selected and discusses the questions that guided the study.
The material in Part 2 describes the five sets of factors and conditions shared to varying degrees by such “Involving Colleges”: mission and philosophy (chapter 3); campus culture (chapter 4); campus environment (chapter 5); institutional policies and practices (chapter 6); and the role of administrators, faculty, and students in promoting students’ out-of-class learning and personal development (chapter 7).
In chapters 8 through 10, a description is provided of the selected policies and practices to illustrate how the factors and conditions work in different types of institutions. Chapters in Part 3 discuss the implications of these factors and offer recommendations for administrators, faculty, and others committed to enhancing the quality of out-of-class learning opportunities at their institutions.