Physician, Heal Thyself: Self-Reflection to Promote Holistic Learning Environments
The exuberance of The City University of New York’s community colleges expresses the high aspirations of uniquely diverse “new majority” learners. Yet despite creative faculty and receptive students, retention rates remain low. Attrition is not entirely attributable to social inequity, competing obligations to family traditions, or employment demands. Student well-being is equally vulnerable to Institutional ills: fragmentation, curricular incoherence, and disciplinary isolation. This session describes LaGuardia’s evolving shift from individual classroom pedagogy to inter-relational campus educational design. Participants will reflect upon holistic learning possibilities on their campuses and the conditions necessary for such environments, and discuss the benefits of holistic outcomes.
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