UCITE First Fridays: “Getting Your Semester Started Successfully”

Students entering college this fall learned in a variety of teaching formats over the past few years, with secondary school and higher education faculty working to meet their differing needs. As faculty members and graduate teaching assistants reflect on their first-week encounters with students, they are invited to join University Center for Innovation in Teaching and Education (UCITE) for a First Fridays session titled “Getting Your Semester Started Successfully” Sept. 1 from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in Allen Memorial Building’s Herrick Room.

Matthew Garrett, UCITE director, and Jenny Hadingham, UCITE assistant director, will briefly share James Lang’s four principles to create and maintain engaging learning environments: curiosity, community, learning and expectations.

Lang is a fellow educator and learning center colleague, and he shares broad suggestions and discipline-specific ideas for a successful semester start in an article in The Chronicle of Higher Education

The event will include a formal conversation on ideas to empower students to learn. Pizza will be provided.

Register to attend.