The Learner-Centered paradigm on campuses has grown into an institution-wide effort led by administrators at all levels, working to make their campuses into learner-centered environments. Stepping into that movement, this book shows campus leaders how to translate theory into practice. Outlining how the roles of academic leaders must change in a learner-centered academic environment, the authors explain the varied processes to be followed as all levels of administration transform practices from an instructional leadership mode to a learner-centered leadership mode. The book is a powerful tool for improving higher education for everyone from presidents to department chairs.
Michael Harris is the provost and vice president for academic affairs and a professor of public policy at Kettering University in Flint, Michigan. Roxanne Cullen is a professor of English at Ferris State University in Big Rapids, Michigan, where she has also acted as associate vice president for academic affairs.
Preface. Acknowledgments. About the Authors. Part I Learner-Centered Leadership. 1 Rethinking Our Current Challenges: The Context for Change. 2 The Instructional Paradigm: The Reason for Change. 3 The Learner-Centered Paradigm: The Goal of Change. 4 Leading the New Paradigm: The Method for Change. Part II Advancing the Learner-Centered Agenda. 5 Fostering Faculty Development. 6 Orienting New Faculty. 7 Assessing Teaching Quality. 8 Supporting Learning through Renovation of Spaces. Closing Thoughts. References. Index.