Decades of research demonstrate that student-faculty and student-student interactions are primary factors in student learning and equity in higher education. Our courses — whether face-to-face, online, or something in between — can and should be relationship-rich environments that enhance learning, motivation, and belonging for all students. This interactive session — based on nearly 400 interviews with students, faculty, and staff from across the country — will focus on practical, research-informed approaches to cultivate educationally powerful student-faculty and student-student relationships in our courses.
Peter Felten is professor of history, executive director of the Center for Engaged Learning, and assistant provost for teaching and learning at Elon University. Peter has published six books on higher education, including (with Leo Lambert), Relationship-Rich Education: How Human Connections Drive Success in College (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2020). He has served as president of ISSOTL, the International Society for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, and also of the POD Network, the U.S. professional society for faculty developers. He is co-editor of the International Journal for Academic Development and a fellow of the Gardner Institute, a foundation that works to advance equity in higher education.
This event was published on April 15, 2021.
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