Teaching Unprepared Students: Strategies for Promoting Success and Retention in Higher Education

Venue: Online

Location: Online,

Event Date/Time: Oct 29, 2008 End Date/Time: Oct 29, 2008
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Teaching Unprepared Students: Strategies for Promoting Success and Retention in Higher Education 29 October 2008 Online This workshop will focus on how faculty members can implement methods and strategies to engage at-risk or unprepared students in higher education. These methods and strategies include the following: *expanding traditional grading methods to better assess what students are learning; *implementing learner centered education techniques to engage students at all levels (including at-risk students) in the learning process; *embracing universal design to engage students at all levels (including at-risk students) in the learning process. The above strategies will include improving class assignments, discussions, and student participation to enhance both the professor and student experiences at the University level. Participants will learn specific techniques that may be immediately implemented into their courses to achieve the above stated objectives. These techniques, when used properly, will provide an immediate and demonstrable increase in students enthusiasm and retention of material. Additionally, the techniques provide faculty with specific steps that they can implement to help their students learn how to learn and retain the material presented in their courses. Who Should Attend? Faculty (all categories-- adjunct, full time, tenure track, lecturers); Graduate teaching assistants; Directors of support programs; Department chairs; Deans; Community college professors who teach transfer courses for colleges and universities. Who is the Speaker? Kathleen F. Gabriel is a professor at California State University, Chico. She was a high school social science teacher before she became a Resource Specialist for students with learning disabilities. Once she moved to the university setting, she developed an academic support program for at-risk college students. She was a Faculty Development Specialist at the University of Arizona, and served as the Director of Disabled Student Services at a community college in Northern California. As an educational consultant, she creates and facilitates educational workshops for professors, graduate teaching assistants, academic advisors/counselors, and tutors. Currently, she is also the Director of Disabled Student Services at the College of Siskiyous. Enquiries: pam@ieinfo.org

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