Journey to a Learning-Based Culture
The CSU, Northridge Student Affairs Division has transformed from a service-based to a learning-based organization. This session will trace the transformational process that shifted operational goals to learning outcomes and outcomes assessment; the evolution from department programmatic learning outcomes to division-wide common learning outcomes and rubric-based common assessment; development of university outcomes; and, collaboration with academic affairs on integrating learning in and outside of the classroom.
Faculty, academic administrators and student affairs professionals who desire to bridge the historic divide between student affairs and academic affairs will find this presentation helpful.
Session attendees will:
1) Understand the challenges and complexities of becoming a learning outcomes and assessment focused division of student affairs.
2) Identify obstacles and key milestones to the transformation process.
3) Appreciate the role of student affairs in creating a campus-wide emphasis on learning.
4) Recognize opportunities for learning partnerships in and outside of the classroom.
Dr. Piper is completing his 8th year at CSU Northridge. He shares responsibility with the Provost for leading Northridge’s efforts to become a more learning centered university. He is a frequent speaker on student learning, development and assessment in the co-curriculum.