An important element of developing residential curriculum involves scaffolding and sequencing learning. Rubrics, or tools developed for the purposes of scoring and rating development along a scale, can be useful in this scaffolding and sequencing process. As discussed earlier, residential curriculum rubrics break down learning outcomes into successive stages of development and mastery. Although coming after the development of an educational priority, goals, and outcomes, rubric development is often an iterative and reciprocal process that requires one to loop back and revise goals and outcomes in light of knowledge gained thorough the… Read More
Video: PechaKucha – Claiming Our Roles As Educators: Residential Curriculum and Curricular Approaches
At the most recent Convention of ACPA – College Student Educators International, I had the opportunity to present a PechaKucha-stylepresentation on residential curriculum and curricular approaches to student affairs work. In this video I discuss why we need a curricular approach, how the movement started, what curricular approaches entail, and how we can move this idea towards competency based certification. There are many possible implications for student learning. Closed captioning is available through the YouTube setting.
From the creative minds of Tony Doody and Heather Shea Gasser, comes the HigherEdLive Contested Issues Live Debate. The debates took place at the 2016 ACPA Convention in Montreal and involved a series of pairs doing a live point-counterpoint on designated issues. I had the pleasure of going head-to-head with Ed Cabellon over the idea that students affairs master’s degrees represent the best preparation for working in the field. I believe they are, Ed believes that there are other avenues that can be pursued. It was a fun debate to be a… Read More