OID to host workshop on engaging first-year students
The Office of Instructional Development (OID) will host a workshop on engaging first-year students from 9 to 11 a.m. Friday, Aug. 17, in O'Kelly Hall, room 61.
Much research on first-year students and their learning confirms faculty suspicions. Incoming first-year students are often under-prepared. Their expectations concerning academic work do not match those of their professors, and many do not know how to study for college classes.
So if you are a faculty member who teaches an introductory level or survey course, what can you do to address these characteristics? In this two-hour session, just in time for the start of fall classes, we will look at some of the current research on first year students, as well as both national and UND data, and offer strategies for meeting our students where they are when they enter our classrooms this fall.
Come join us and see UND’s new active learning space (we’ll meet in the newly completed SCALE-UP classroom in the basement of O’Kelly Hall) as we work together on engaging this year’s freshman.
-- Anne Kelsch, director, Instructional Development, 777-4233, email@example.com.