Identifying and Reaching Unprepared Students: Strategies for Creating Success in the College Classroom

Registration Fee: $345.00

Identifying and Reaching Unprepared Students:
Strategies for Creating Success in the College Classroom

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Many students enter college unaware of the expectations and unprepared for the academic rigors of college. Their initial enthusiasm and excitement is often replaced in a matter of weeks by varying degrees of discouragement. For many students, this first year of college is the “make or break”year. A national research study found that almost half of first-time students who leave their initial institutions by the end of the first year do not return to higher education. Identifying and engaging with these students is crucial to their persistence. Participants in this session will learn teaching strategies and techniques for engaging unprepared students, allowing them a better chance at success in the college classroom.

By the end of this session, participants will be able to:
  • recognize characteristics and/or behaviors of unprepared students.
  • describe best practices to engage learners.
  • identify techniques that can be incorporated into their classes that will lead to student success.

Who should attend?
  • Faculty (all categories – adjunct, full time, tenure track, lecturers)
  • Graduate teaching assistants
  • Directors of support programs
  • Department chairs
  • Instructional Deans
  • College educators who are interested in teaching and learning and student success

Who is the speaker?
Debra Runshe is an Instructional Development Specialist at Indiana University. She assists staff and faculty in addressing complex teaching and learning issues relating to teaching methods, assessment, and the use of instructional technology. Her dedication to quality teaching, has led to her involvement in many national endeavors. As a member of the Carnegie Foundationís CASTL Program: Scholarly Inquiry about Active Pedagogies cluster group, she explored active learning pedagogies in universities across the nation and presented the findings nationally. She has been involved in several grant projects funded by: Fund for the Improvement of Post Secondary Education (FIPSE), National Science Foundation (NSF), and Department of Education (DOE). Presently, as a member of Cohort VI of the Inter/National Coalition for Electronic Portfolio Research she is exploring the use and best practices in portfolio learning. She is also participating in the FIPSE project: "Connect to Learning: ePortfolio, Engagement, and Student Success," a nationwide educational innovation project focused on exploring and strengthening best practices in ePortfolio pedagogy.

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