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education administrators legal permission — or, rather charged practition-
ers — to pursue facilitative institutional and individual relationships with
students that effectively educate them for personal and social responsibil-
ity.
The SIR as an Educational Tool — Beyond Environmental
Management
A marriage of the legal and educational relationship lenses, Bickel and
Lake describe the Facilitator SIR as itself a conduit of education—a ped-
agogical tool that administrators can and should use to develop students’
moral reasoning and ethical decision-making, thus limiting the risk of legal
liability. The authors urge colleges to manage the campus environment,
thus exercising the SIR’s influence to educate students and affect the de-
sired changes in their behavior.
The impact of the institutional environment and benefits of its manage-
ment on learning have long been acknowledged by social psychologist
s
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and higher education scholars
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The Documenting Educationally Effective
Practice (DEEP) Learning project identified institutional conditions and fac-
tors that promote student learning, thus helping colleges more effectively
direct their resources
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