Home Education Field-Based Learning in Family Life Education: Facilitating High-Impact Experiences in Undergraduate Family Science Programs
Program faculty must buy-in to the event for it to be successful. Their ability to see the event as important and valuable for students will reflect in student engagement (National Survey of Student Engagement [NSSE], 2007). Collectively faculty members can ensure the event successful and a high-impact experience for students by:
Faculty support is imperative to execute the event and garner support from the larger university.
Although not required, support from the university makes a larger statement to event participants regarding the event’s importance and the university’s willingness to partner with the community. University support can come in the means of:
For example, at past Developing Connections events, the college has provided refreshments and other campus offices such as the Office of Graduate Studies and Career Services have lent their expertise by sending representatives to orchestrate professional development roundtables.
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