“But they just don’t read” – Strategies for student engagement in today’s classroom

Four women surround a table with papers and markers, three of them are holding pens or markers.

In-person participation strongly encouragedhybrid can be accommodated.

Alternate Tuesdays at 9:30a.m. – 10:30a.m. starting on January 30th

Student engagment can be challenging

Changing technologies (e.g., AI), students (e.g., learning post-COVID) and demands for time (e.g., faculty workloads) make it more critical than ever to provide meaningful and substantive opportunities for engagement with students in your classes.   In this practice-based learning community participants will research, design and implement new engagement strategies using each other as a test group for feedback and optimization. Using Barkley’s Student Engagement Techniques: A Handbook for College Faculty as a guide (provided), participants will walk away with a set of new ideas for their classrooms and at least one new strategy that has been reviewed and beta tested before it is (re-)used in the classroom.  We will also consider metrics to measure the efficacy of new teaching interventions on student engagement. 

Participants who engage in >80% of the meeting will receive a $100 stipend.

When and Where?

Every other Tuesday at 9:30a.m. Scheduled to be in-person in Fernald Hall Rm 102. Parking can be found at the Lord Hall parking lot or the Steam Plant parking lot. Virtual participation will be held via zoom on request.

  • January 30th
  • February 13th
  • February 27th
  • March 12th *Spring break starts – the group will determine if we will meet*
  • March 26th
  • April 9th
  • April 23rd
  • May 7th