To provide UofL faculty and staff interested in the concept of “student success” with an ongoing, structured, cross-disciplinary conversation about student success practices, theories and approaches in higher education and how they relate to our individual and collective work on campus.
Faculty and staff interested in the topic, with outreach to those working in the new Belknap Academic Building.
Patty Payette and co-facilitator TBD.
Five monthly meeting dates January-May 2019, to be determined by participants through availability polls.
“Student success” is a term we hear a lot at UofL and in higher education discourse. But what does it mean? In this Reading Circle, we will read and discuss student development theory, literature, and research-based practices in higher education in order to determine how we can best support students’ authentic and meaningful engagement in and outside the classroom and enhance their chances to persist to graduation.
What practices or principles can we explore, or apply, that are likely to lead to student success? What evidence can give us insight into what our students need and when in their varied journeys as undergraduates? These are the questions that can help guide our reading selection and conversations.
The group will consider and discuss implications of student success literature in light of our individual and collective work with students. Interested faculty and staff will be invited to suggest articles relevant to the topic when they register for the Reading Circle. The group will meet monthly January-May 2019 in the new Belknap Academic Building.