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How Quest and Explore Instructors Can Support First- and Second - Year Students

Description

The USP, in collaboration with CETL, has created a series of workshops designed to support Quest and Explore instructors this fall. The workshops address the topics that instructors indicated by survey in May that would most help them work with first-year students and returning sophomores, who have been particularly affected by the pandemic.

Series Sessions

How to Maintain Academic Standards While Centering Student Success

In Quest courses it can be difficult to balance including the USP requirements while covering the content needed for the course. This session provides alternative instructional methods that could lead to envisioning assignments or grading practices that not only enhances student success but saves instructional time.

Presenters: Kevin Crawford, Jordan Landry, Susan Rabideau

Recording of How to Maintain Academic Standards While Centering Student Success

Meeting Students Where They Are in Reading and Writing

Many instructors expressed concern last year that students were less prepared academically because of how they experienced school during the pandemic. Instructors of Quest I and II need to be aware of students’ writing placement when they construct assignments for class. This workshop helps instructors address these issues head on. Presenters: Samantha Koenigs-Looker, Crystal Mueller

Recording of Meeting Students Where They Are in Reading and Writing

Trauma-Informed Pedagogy Workshop

At this event, Dr. Teysha Bowser and Dr. Heidi Nicholls will share their own trauma-informed teaching strategies. These include engaging students in direct conversation about trauma happening now, introducing ways of spirit protecting in the face of so many threats of spirit murdering, and engaging student’s creativity and artistry in assignments. A focus will also be placed on students using their artistry and creativity to empower themselves to self-advocate, practice self-care, and move towards healing. Join this event to be inspired, connect to a community of folks invested in addressing students’ trauma, and walk away with new ideas for supporting students.

Recording of Trauma-Informed Pedagogy

Meeting Students Where They Are in Learning and Study Skills

This session will review the text, Teach Students How to Learn: Strategies You Can Incorporate Into Any Course to Improve Student Metacognition, Study Skills, and Motivation, by Saundra Yancy McGuire.
Note: A continuation of the conversation will be scheduled at a later date.

No recording available.

Retaining Students: How to Create Connection and Belonging at UWO in the First Year

This session will help participants understand their audience as well as discuss strategies to develop connection and belonging.  Perspectives from Advising and the Counseling Center will also be included. Presenters: Alicia Stuedemann, Heidi Nichols, Jason Hermann, and Tim Arnold

Recording of Retaining Students: How to Create Connection

 

 

 

 

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