Engaging Students as Partners in Learning and Teaching in Higher Education: A Guide for Faculty

Alison Cook-Sather, Catherine Bovill, Peter Felten

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A guide to developing productive student-faculty partnerships in higher education
Student-faculty partnerships is an innovation that is gaining traction on campuses across the country. There are few established models in this new endeavor, however. Engaging Students as Partners in Learning and Teaching: A Guide for Faculty offers administrators, faculty, and students both the theoretical grounding and practical guidelines needed to develop student-faculty partnerships that affirm and improve teaching and learning in higher education.

Provides theory and evidence to support new efforts in student-faculty partnerships
Describes various models for creating and supporting such partnerships
Helps faculty overcome some of the perceived barriers to student-faculty partnerships
Suggests a range of possible levels of partnership that might be appropriate in different circumstances
Includes helpful responses to a range of questions as well as advice from faculty, students, and administrators who have hands-on experience with partnership programs
Balancing theory, step-by-step guidelines, expert advice, and practitioner experience, this book is a comprehensive why- and how-to handbook for developing a successful student-faculty partnership program.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationSan Francisco
Number of pages304
ISBN (Print)9781118434581
Publication statusPublished - 1 May 2014


  • students as partners
  • student engagement
  • Higher Education
  • co-creation
  • co-design
  • learning and teaching

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