A Current Theoretical Context for Student Development. THE SEVEN VECTORS: AN OVERVIEW. Developing Competence. Managing Emotions. Through Autonomy Toward InterdepAndence. Developing Mature Interpersonal Relationships. Establishing Identity. Developing Purpose. Developing Integrity. KEY INFLUENCES ON STUDENT DEVELOPMENT. Clear and Consistent Institutional Objectives. Institutional Size. Student-Faculty Relationships. Curriculum. Teaching. Friendships and Students Communities. Student Development Programs and Services. Creating Educationally Powerful Environments.
ARTHUR W. CHICKERING is professor of educational leadership and human development at George Mason University. He is author of numerous books and the recipient of numerous awards, including the E. F. Lindquist Award from the American Educational Research Association for his studies of college impacts on student development. LINDA REISSER is dean of Student Services at Rockland Community College. She had been a participant in the National Institute for Leadership Development Leaders of the '80s program and a Fellow of the National Center on Adult Learning.