Building Bridges between the Curriculum and Co-Curriculum: Promoting Partnerships between Academic & Student Affairs (EDU161A)

Presented By: Joe Cuseo
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90 minutes
Thu, January 14, 2016
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Event Description

Bridge the Gap between Curricular and Co-Curricular

A recurrent theme in the higher education literature points to a perennial schism between the curriculum and co-curriculum, marked by compartmentalization of professional responsibilities into the organizational divisions of Academic and Student Affairs, which has resulted in a splintering of holistic student development and liberal (general) education into disjointed parts. These fragmented components need to be reassembled if collegiate institutions intend to promote productive partnerships and build campus community.

Students also need to experience integration of the curriculum and co-curriculum in order to maximize their development in college, and Academic and Student Affairs professionals need each other to realize their respective educational objectives.  Unification of the professional forces of academic and student affairs is necessary to promote student retention and graduation rates. Research has repeatedly shown that retention strategies developed and delivered collaboratively through the joint efforts of academic and student affairs result in more comprehensive programs and more positive retention outcomes than programs developed independently and in isolation. Join expert and oft felicitated Joe Cuseo as he walks you through the best strategies and shows you how to make retention and holistic development happen in your institution.

Training Highlights:

In this webinar, participants will:

  • Understand the importance of promoting symbiotic and synergistic partnerships between Academic and Student Affairs
  • Identify a common language of student learning and student success that can be used across the curriculum and co-curriculum
  • Identify common learning outcomes or indicators of student success that require the united work of academic and student affairs
  • Appreciate the mutually reinforcing power of both classroom-based academic learning and experiential-based learning outside the classroom
  • Capitalize on naturally occurring "intersection points" and campus initiatives where the work of academic and student affairs overlap
  • Develop strategies for building cross-divisional relationships and cross-functional networks
  • Create intentional co-curricular structures and artifacts that parallel those found in the formal curriculum.

Benefits and Bonus:

Participants will acquire knowledge and practical tools to implement the tenet that student success is promoted through an intentional integration of curricular and co-curricular efforts. Attendees will be equipped with strategies for coordinating the content and delivery (pedagogy) of the curriculum and co-curriculum in a way that simultaneously supports students' cognitive development and personal (holistic) development.

In addition to the PowerPoint slides. Participants will receive narrative, referenced manuscripts authored by the facilitator on topics such as:

  • The Case for a Holistic Approach to Promoting Student Success
  • The Case for Promoting Partnerships between Academic & Student Affairs
  • Creating Alliances between Academic and Student Affairs: The Human Dimension
  • Got Faculty? Promoting Faculty Involvement in First-Year Experience Programming and Student-Success Initiatives (8 pages)
  • The Role of Staff in Promoting Student Retention & Student Learning in Higher Education

Who Should Attend

The ideas and strategies discussed in this webinar will be relevant to:

  • Student Affairs professionals
  • Student Affairs administrators
  • First-year experience professionals
  • Academic Administrators
  • Faculty interested in connecting the curriculum and teaching strategies to student learning outside the classroom.

(*) Above is single user price, for multiple users,
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About Our Speaker(s)

Joe Cuseo
Joe Cuseo holds a doctoral degree in Educational Psychology and Assessment from the University of Iowa and is Professor Emeritus of Psychology at Marymount College (California)-where for more than 25 years he directed the first-year seminar-a core course required of all new students.  He is a 14-time recipient of the ... More info

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