Faculty Book Group Fall 2019
Join PSU faculty and staff for the next book in the OAI Book Group reading series, "Creating the Path to Success in the Classroom: Teaching to Close the Graduation Gap for Minority, First-Generation, and Academically Unprepared Students " by Kathleen F. Gabriel. About the Book This is a book for all faculty who are concerned with promoting the persistence of all students whom they teach. Most recognize that faculty play a major role in student retention and success because they typically have more direct contact with students than others on campus. However, little attention has been paid to role of the faculty in this specific mission or to the corresponding characteristics of teaching, teacher-student interactions, and connection to student affairs activities that lead to students’ long-term engagement, to their academic success, and ultimately to graduation. At a time when the numbers of underrepresented students – working adults, minority, first-generation, low-income, and international students – is increasing, this book, a companion to her earlier Teaching Underprepared Students, addresses that lack of specific guidance by providing faculty with additional evidence-based instructional practices geared toward reaching all the students in their classrooms, including those from groups that traditionally have been the least successful, while maintaining high standards and expectations. Join the Faculty Book Group Participants in the faculty book group meet for one hour on select Fridays at 12:00 p.m. Please register for each session you can attend, we would love to have you at all sesssions, but understand if you can't make each one. Forget to register? Drop-ins are also welcome. The book of choice is provided to all who attend. About the Facilitator: Janelle Voegele has a doctorate in Educational Leadership with a focus on Postsecondary, Adult and Continuing Education. She has over twenty years experience in postsecondary education, and has taught in a wide range of classroom, community-based and online environments - large and small, introductory and advanced level. She has won two student-nominated teaching awards while at PSU, and has presented widely on engaging students in deep and sustained learning. Her current research includes pedagogical assumptions and student learning experiences in partially online courses, the role of academic portfolios in faculty scholarship and professional development, and perceptions of scholarship in the context of institutional change. Our events are Inclusive, and all are welcome. Smith Memorial Student Union is ADA accessible, with gender neutral restrooms. If you have additional accessibility requests, please reach out to Brandy Bell at email@example.com prior to the event and we will do our best to accommodate them.
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