Strengthening and disseminating a proven learning assistant model to support the postsecondary success of students with learning differences
Muhlenberg College in Allentown, Pennsylvania, aims to develop independent critical thinkers who are intellectually agile, characterized by a zest for reasoned and civil debate, committed to understanding the diversity of the human experience, able to express ideas with clarity and grace, committed to life-long learning, equipped with ethical and civic values, and prepared for lives of leadership and service. Its Learning Assistant programme prepares student leaders to work with faculty partners to promote evidence-based approaches that enable students to build the skills, habits of mind, and conceptual mastery necessary for success within a competitively rigorous academic environment.
“Muhlenberg’s Learning Assistant program and other Oak-funded activities are a vital part of the college’s strategic efforts to promote academic community and excellence for students with disabilities within a universal design framework.”
– David Hallowell, Muhlenberg University’s
Assistant Dean for Academic Resources and Disability Services
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