Performance Principles

1 Faculty must fully accept responsibility for facilitating student success.
2 In a quality learning environment, facilitators of learning (teachers) focus on improving specific learning skills through timely, appropriate, and constructive interventions.
3 Mentors use specific methodologies that model the steps or activities they expect students to use in achieving their own learning goals.
4 A Process Educator can continuously improve the concepts, processes, and tools used by doing active observation and research in the classroom.
5 Educators should assess students regularly by measuring accomplishments, modeling assessment processes, providing timely feedback, and helping students improve their self-assessment skills.
6 Every learner can learn to learn better, regardless of current level of achievement; ones potential is not limited by current ability.
7 Although everyone requires help with learning at times, the goal is to become a capable, self-sufficient, life-long learner.
8 An empowered learner is one who uses learning processes and self-assessment to improve future performance.
9 To develop expertise in a discipline, a learner must develop a specific knowledge base in that field, but also acquire generic, life-long learning skills that relate to all disciplines.
10 An educational institution can continually improve its effectiveness in producing stronger learning outcomes in several ways: (1) By aligning institutional, course, and program objectives; (2) By investing in faculty development, curricular innovation, and design of performance measures; (3) By embracing an assessment culture.