Action research project: Open access
MA Higher Education Leadership
The purpose of my research was to examine the bridge between academic and student affairs within a learning community (LC) program by assessing holistic student well-being practices taking place within the classroom, residence halls, and general campus community. My research sought to answer the following question: How are current University of San Diego faculty, staff, and student leaders, within the LC program, working to articulate competencies of integration, collaboration, and student thriving? What I found was a strong need to better translate the onboarding experience into the LC program. There was also the strong desire of making the experience of the work more relational rather than transactional, which would connect perfectly with the mission and purpose of the LC program. If there were space to figure out a way to incentivize the relationship between faculty and staff, the experience could become richer and create a culture of authenticity.
Digital USD Citation
Brown, Mannie, "Coloring in the Grey Area: The Fine Line between Academic and Student Affairs" (2021). M.A. in Higher Education Leadership: Action Research Projects. 71.
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