Faculty & Student Relationship

When faculty and students work together in the deep collaborative learning process outlined in the collaborative learning agreement, the relationship between student and instructor takes on a new form.

Some students view instructors simply as guides who point them in a given direction. Others may want a mentor and ally to support the life and learning journey in more substantive ways. This more involved relationship has long been a hallmark of Naropa University’s contemplative-based education.

When student and instructor acknowledge that they’re both learning, the instructor’s offering becomes more dynamically connected to the student.