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Communicating Student Potential and Promoting a Sense of Belonging in your Syllabus Part I (Seminar)

Research indicates that students’ classroom experiences and academic outcomes improve when they feel that the instructor believes they are capable of learning new things. Students who feel supported and connected to a community of learners are more likely to stay academically engaged and utilize resources provided to them by the institution. In this session, we will focus on the course syllabus, a powerful tool that every faculty member has to communicate with students, and how small changes in wording can ensure that messages, policies, and practices demonstrate the faculty member’s constructive beliefs about students’ abilities. This workshop will be offered live via Zoom. The presenter will utilize Zoom's breakout room function for active learning during the presentation. This workshop counts toward the TILT Graduate Teaching Certificate. This session aligns with the Classroom Climate and Student Motivation domains of the Teaching Effectiveness Framework. If you are having trouble registering for this session via MyLearning, please email Hailey Otis (
Dates and Times:
November 11, 2020 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Registration Deadline: November 10, 2020 10:00 AM
Registration is closed.