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Student Expectations for New and Traditional Colleges

Paul S. Goodman

in Organizational Learning Contracts

Published in print April 2011 | ISBN: 9780199738656
Published online May 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199895069 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199738656.003.0004
Student Expectations for New and Traditional Colleges

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This chapter explores student expectations about their institution and their institution’s expectations about them. Expectations are beliefs about what the institution will do for them as well as how, where, and when the institution will do it and, conversely, what they will do for their institution. The OLC specifically represents a set of shared expectations about learning, which is the focus of this chapter. Specific expectations about learning outcomes and learning environments are explored. Empirically, this chapter explores sources of expectations, strength of expectations, consistency of expectations, and whether expectations are met by new and traditional institutions.

Keywords: expectations; new and traditional institutions; expectation content; expectation consistency; meeting expectations

Chapter.  8951 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Organizational Theory and Behaviour

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