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The Faculty Senate Undergraduate Student Success Committee has strongly recommended more professional development opportunities for faculty in the area of classroom instruction, with a focus on first year students.
Our first professional development event was
Freshmen Culture Shock: From High School to a University Campus
The goals of this ½ day event was to understand the difficulty many first generation low income students have in navigating the new university culture, and to consider teaching and advising strategies to assist with this transition.
Arleen Arnsparger, key note speaker, will structure her presentation around video clips of students, who were interviewed at the end of high school and then during freshmen year. The student's stories are compelling and suggest approaches to teaching and advising.
Handouts and additional information from all of the event speakers are available below :
|Arleen Arnsparger||Implications of what students tell us|
|John Brentar and Toni Marquard (CSU)||Classroom management in lower division classes|
|William Beasley (CSU)||How faculty can help freshmen with time management|
|Brian Harper (CSU)||Simple research-based classroom strategies that encourage retention|
Follow-up Lunch time Brown Bag discussions will take place from 12 - 1pm on the following dates:
- September 20, 2012 / noon - 1pm / MC 103 - What strategies are successfully engaging students in our Classrooms.
- October 16, 2012
- December 4, 2012 - TBA
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