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Understanding & Supporting Today's Students

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Crystal Weisner 

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Course Description

A common experience for many university instructors is disappointment in their students. Whether it’s a surprise about their apparent lack of foundational knowledge, irritation with their in-class behavior, or frustration with an insufficient work ethic, there are plenty of things students do (or don’t do) that can be positively irksome. This workshop will help us challenge the way we think about these perplexing behaviors, and it will provide information to help us better contextualize today’s college students. We will also discuss a variety of teaching suggestions that can help move your students from where they are to where they could be.

Dr. Lindsay Masland, Psychology/Early-Career Programming, Center for Academic Excellence

About the Course

Learning Community: Center for Academic Excellence (FAD)
Workshop Type: Teaching and Learning

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this course, you should be able to:

  • Understand the many things that interact to produce student behaviors, including mental health needs, historically marginalized identities, and other societal and cultural variables
  • Learn strategies for assessing and addressing barriers to student learning
  • Examine existing classroom practices to better meet the needs of today's students


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