2022 Fall Professional Development Days: Friday, August 12

Left Image: Black and white Chemistry Class
Left Image: Chemistry Class
Chemistry Class

8:00 – 8:50 AM

Attendance: ALL Faculty
Location: Student Union Building, Ballroom

8:50 – 9:00 AM

Land Acknowledgment Statement
Attendance: All Faculty and All Staff
Presenters: Member of the President’s Council on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (PC DEI)
Location: Student Union Building, Ballroom

9:00 – 11:50 AM

Christine Harrington, PhD

Keeping Us Engaged: Student Perspectives
(and Research-Evidence) on What Works and Why

Attendance: All Faculty and Staff
Keynote Speaker: Christine Harrington, PhD
Location: Student Union Building, Ballroom

During this highly interactive session, we will be exploring student endorsed and research-backed strategies that faculty can use to engage their students at the start and throughout the semester. Students from various colleges and universities across the nation will share stories about what their faculty did to engage them on
the first day of class, how their professors connected with them in and outside of class, the teaching strategies and assignments that they found engaging, and even how the feedback they received engaged them. We will also dive into the research to discover the evidence behind many of the strategies shared.

Throughout the session, you will have numerous opportunities to connect with colleagues as you consider student engagement strategies. It is hoped that you will walk away feeling good about many of the strategies you are already using to engage students and that you will also plan to infuse a few more strategies to further engage students. You will have time to engage in action planning so that you can put what you learn into practice at the start of the semester. For example, you will have some time to think through how you can make the most of the first day by engaging students.


12:00 – 1:00 PM

Attendance: ALL Faculty
Location: Student Union Building, Ballroom