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2017-2018 Common Read Learning Activites

This LibGuide is an easy way to access all of the Learning Activities available for Out of Chaos, the 2017-2018 Common Read.

In Loco Parentis

For background on In Loco Parentis at Mankato State College, read the following sections in Out of Chaos

1. Carl M. Egan (pp. 72-75)
2. Curt Fisher (pp. 77-78)
3. David Phelps (pp. 106-119)

What is In Loco Parentis?

A. Go to Memorial Library home page.

  •     Click on the Books tab. In search box, type Encyclopedia of Adolescence.
  •     Click on the link that reads Springer Behavioral Science eBook.  
  •     In the search box located above the book cover, there is an option to search within the online book.
  •     Type in: In Loco Parentis.  
  •     Click on the title that reads In Loco Parentis (not the PDF).  
  1. What is the article's definition for In Loco Parentis?
  2. What might the In Loco Parentis benefits be for students and the campus? 

B. During the 1960's In Loco Parentis was enforced on campuses throughout the U.S. and resulted in things such as curfews, room visitors, chaperones, and other aspects of daily life. 

  1. Follow the above link. Read the Student Conduct and College Regulations section of the Kate Kode Handbook. 
  2. Based on the information in the Kato Kode, how would you like to be living on the campus during the 1967-1968 time period? Why or why not? 
  3. Do you see In Loco Parentis still being utilized on campus today? If yes, how? 

Student Policies at Minnesota State University, Mankato

C. Minnesota State University, Mankato currently has a student handbook which includes a chalk use policy. This policy was not in existence in the 1960's.  

  1. Why do you think the chalk use policy is enforced on campus now?  
  2. Looking at the current student handbook, pick another policy and explain why you think it's included. 

D. Growing and developing into an adult is an individualized experience. 

  1. When do you believe society recognizes an individual as an adult? ​Is there one certain event or age?
  2. What are some examples of individuals embracing adulthood?  
  3. What are some examples of individuals delaying their adult responsibilities? 
  4. How do you feel about yourself as an adult? 

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