The Center for Learning and Teaching Newsletter Teaching News

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Center for Learning and Teaching (CLT)

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News Article

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New Chalk Talk

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The Seven Principles, as they are called, were first published in 1987, by Arthur Chickering and Zelda Gamson, in a study supported by the American Association for Higher Education (AAHE), the Association of American Colleges (ACE) and the Johnson and Lilly Foundations. These principles were extracted from decades of research on learning in higher education. They were a huge success then, have continued to be refined, and are used in many ways since. Here we are including the condensed version of the principles with the hope that these principles will stimulate discussion and action to enhance student learning.