Through the Lens of an iPhone: Versailles, France

The following iPhoneography photos were taken during my visit to Versailles, France. Read More

Through the Lens of an iPhone: The Louvre

The following iPhoneography photos were taken during my visits to The Louvre in Paris, France. Read More

Through the Lens of an iPhone: Paris, France

The following iPhoneography photos were taken during my trips to Paris, France Read More

Utilizing Existing Campus-Wide Assessments and Measures in Your Curricular Approach

As one of the essential elements of a curricular approach, assessment should occur at all levels of your curriculum. This includes on-the-ground assessment of individual learning activities, but also broader based assessment of overall curriculum effectiveness. One way of achieving this broader-based assessment is to utilize data collection instruments you may already be using and assessment data you may already be collecting. Read More

Are You Organizationally Ready To Take On a Curricular Approach?

Because a curricular approach is revolutionary as opposed to evolutionary, it is necessary that you think about organizational culture and organizational change processes before undertaking this journey. For many, this shift in approach requires the development of a learning-centric organization. An organization that moves beyond “exposure” through program attendance, and towards “learning” (Kerr & Tweedy, 2006).

This is also a shift from a “doing”-focused culture towards one with greater intentionality. Therefore, how “residence life staff learn and perceive their efforts within an organization while creating learning-enhancing experiences for students” is just as important as what learning-enhancing experiences are created (Lichterman, 2016, p. 49). In short, the process is just as important as the product. Read More