Jumpstart January: The importance of establishing a culture of success when teaching large classes

Jumpstart January: The importance of establishing a culture of success when teaching large classes

Event Type

Faculty

Location

Cunningham Memorial Library, Faculty Center for Teaching Excellence, Room 103

Date

Time

Phone

(812) 237-2688

Description

There are many challenges associated with teaching large classes, including low student engagement, reliance on passive learning strategies, decreased interaction between students and instructors, and reduced student motivation. While many difficulties can exist teaching large classes, it is possible to prevent and/or overcome them. One possible solution is for teachers to establish a culture of success. This session aims to explain how establishing a culture of success will lead to more effective teaching and consequently improved student performance. We will discuss strategies to improve student outcomes, including establishing the foundation of a culture of success during the first day of class, getting buy-in from students, helping students develop attributes that will lead to success, and novel strategies that can be used in and out of class. The presenter is Dr. James Davis. Light refreshments will be served.