ISTTE 2015 Conference Workshop Update
The debate continues regarding the impact of faculty engagement and student persistence. Students need varying levels of support and guidance, particularly those in their first term, and there is evidence of a real connection between higher retention rates and faculty contact.
One of the challenges for faculty is finding the balance between the right amount of engagement and the best method to use. Online learning and technology are reshaping these connections and requiring faculty to rethink how they can best relate to their student population.
Join Mimi Gough from Kaplan University-Maine as she presents a workshop that will begin with some brief findings pertaining to faculty engagement and student retention. She will move on to explore the online and hybrid teaching environments as well as the types of tools used to better connect with students and build supportive learning environments. The presentation will culminate with a discussion; inviting participants to share best practices of faculty engagement.