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WHAT'S NEW IN TEACHING AND LEARNING?

Supporting Student Success Series

The Office of Academic Affairs/Institute for Teaching and Learning is offering a year-long Supporting Student Success Series for faculty, staff, contract professionals, and teaching assistants to explore what we can do to better support the success of our students.  Nine topics will be explored throughout the academic year and each topic will have In the Classroom and Outside the Classroom strategies.

All are welcome at all sessions.  

Please click the Seminars, Workshops, and Presentations link on the left to register to attend.  

MAKE TIME FOR STUDENTS

     In the Classroom:  Faculty-Student Contacts that Matter Most
     Mary Verstraete, Associate Professor, Biomedical Engr
     Tuesday, April 15, 2014
     9:55am to 10:45am ~ Leigh Hall 414
  • Maintaining an unwavering focus on student learning through human contact, whether face-to-face or via e-mail
  • Inviting students to submit early drafts of assignments via e-mail to increase interactions
  • Making time for students through student-faculty interaction outside the classroom; using email encourage engagement in important campus events

CANCELLED

Outside the Classroom:  Fostering Effective Contact with Students
Stacey Moore, Associate VP, Student Success
Wednesday, April 16, 2014
9:55am to 10:45am ~ Leigh Hall 414
  • Maintaining an unwavering focus on student learning is labor-intensive.  There is no substitute for human contact, whether face-to-face, or via e-mail
  • Increasing student representation on institutional committees to increase the likelihood of student-faculty interaction
 
Maintaining an unwavering focus on student learning is labor-intensive.  There is no substitute for human contact, whether face-to-face, or via e-mail.  For this reason, faculty members must “make time” for students.  Although serendipitous contact is more frequent at small residential colleges and universities, faculty members at large schools and those with commuter students also make time for students by being clear about the value of student-faculty interaction outside the classroom . . . By collecting student e-mail addresses, sending messages about important campus events, and inviting student to submit early drafts of assignments via e-mail, faculty members can make time to interact with students in educationally meaningful ways.”   [Kinzie,J.]

      


Watch for the announcements of our upcoming topics:

  • Clarify what students need to do to succeed  

Articles of Interest

It's the Little Things That Count in Teaching, Steven J. Corbett and Michelle LaFrance, George Mason University.  Published in The Chronicle of Higher Education on September 9, 2013.

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