Pedagogy in the ‘Post-Truth’ Era: April 18th Session

How can educators teach students to evaluate news in a post-truth era?? Oxford Dictionaries defines post-truth as "relating to or denoting circumstances in which objective facts are less influential in shaping public opinion than appeals to emotion and personal belief," which has been named the word of the year. According to a segment "Fake News" by 60 … Continue reading Pedagogy in the ‘Post-Truth’ Era: April 18th Session

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February 21st Session Summary: Raising the Bar While Providing a Safety Net for Taking Creative Risks

Click here to access the audio recording from the session!! Our first Provisions session of the Spring 2017 semester explored the theme of “Raising the Bar While Providing a Safety Net for Taking Creative Risks.” Presenters shared experience and expertise with the various topics pertaining to the theme, in which sought to explore creativity and … Continue reading February 21st Session Summary: Raising the Bar While Providing a Safety Net for Taking Creative Risks

Raising the Bar While Providing a Safety Net for Taking Creative Risks: February 21st Session

The topic for this month's session, "Raising the Bar While Providing a Safety Net for Taking Creative Risks," relates to various topics in the higher education world. The question has been debated: how can professionals in the higher education realm increase expectations for their students while providing them with a safety net? In 2012, Blackboard … Continue reading Raising the Bar While Providing a Safety Net for Taking Creative Risks: February 21st Session

November 15th Session Summary: Campus Community: Shifting Demographics and Student Identity

Our third Provisions session of the 2016-2017 year explored the theme of “Campus Community: Shifting Demographics and Student Identity.” Presenters shared experience and expertise with the various topics pertaining to the theme, in which sought to explore the shifting population of college students (i.e. millennials, first generation). An audience of approximately 20 faculty and staff members attended to … Continue reading November 15th Session Summary: Campus Community: Shifting Demographics and Student Identity

Campus Community: Shifting Demographics and Student Identity: November 15th Session

In College of Tomorrow: The Changing Demographics of the Student Body, Joseph P. Williams discusses the projected changes in the demographics of future college students. Williams suggests that numbers of minority students attending colleges will increase within the years to come, preceding numbers of the current majority population. This provides implications for educators to prepare for the changes … Continue reading Campus Community: Shifting Demographics and Student Identity: November 15th Session

October 18th Session Summary: Fostering Relationships With Students Outside of the Classroom

Click here to access the audio recording from this session (the volume of this is very low due to the way it was recorded, sorry for the inconvenience). Our second Provisions session of the 2016-2017 year explored the theme of “Fostering Relationships With Students Outside of the Classroom.” Presenters shared experience and expertise with the various topics … Continue reading October 18th Session Summary: Fostering Relationships With Students Outside of the Classroom

Fostering Relationships With Students Outside of the Classroom: October 18th Session

How Can Educational Professionals Promote and Foster Student Relationships Outside of the  Classroom Environment? According to  Maryellen Weimer, Building Rapport with Your Students  is an important factor for academic success. Research has indicated that positive student-teacher relationships can lead to various educational benefits, including increased student motivation, comfort level, quality of work, satisfaction, communication, and trust. Five important factors for … Continue reading Fostering Relationships With Students Outside of the Classroom: October 18th Session