Family University

A program designed to address multiple needs, seek to develop interventions that educate both parents and children to increase parental understanding of youth development, engage parents in guiding and supporting youth to strive for post-secondary education.

The Auburn Family University incorporates the following basic standards for programs and services:

  1. Welcoming All families into the school community
  2. Effective Communication between families, school and community partners
  3. Collaborative efforts to connect students, families, and staff to expanded learning opportunities, community services, and service learning
  4. Empowering families to support their children and others to realize their educational potential (adapted from National Standards for Family- School Partnerships, National PTA 2010)

Conceptual Framework for Auburn Family University is based on Urie Bronfenbrenner's Ecological Model of Child Development
Urie Bronfenbrenner's Ecological Model of Child Development

Services currently being offered through partnerships with the following:

Alyson Whyte

Alyson Whyte, Ph.D. – Rural Writing Partners
Associate Professor
Office of Curriculum & Teaching
College of Education
5040 Haley Center
Auburn, AL 36849-5168

Young Women's Leadership Program Loachapoka

Donna Sollie, PhD. – (YWLP) Young Women's Leadership Program Loachapoka
Assistant Provost Women's Initiatives
Office of Diversity & Multicultural Affairs
311 Mary Martin Hall
Auburn, AL 36849-5168

Family University

Last Updated: November 11, 2013