Ruminations on Cocurricular Learning

Ruminate:  To think again and again; to muse; to meditate; to ponder; to reflect.

About this Blog site:

This blog includes periodic thoughts about the challenges inherent in improving the traditional delivery of cocurricular learning programs associated with student affairs work. For some time, I have been thinking about the full range of issues surrounding this topic -- developing coherence, writing well-defined outcomes, re-imagining effective delivery and developing assessment measures that actually target student learning.

In the past decade, college and university accrediting agencies across the country have developed components of their accreditation standards that require the documentation and reporting of outcomes-based cocurricular learning. The blog is intended to spark conversation about the creation of highly effective cocurricular learning programs and this important new accreditation mandate.

The author's disclaimer:  The ideas and opinions expressed herein are entirely those of the author. These expressed opinions do not necessarily reflect a position or policy of The Pennsylvania State University or its affiliates. No official endorsement by The Pennsylvania State University of the viewpoints expressed on these Webpages should be inferred.



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