Proposal Abstract

Georgia Gwinnett College (GGC) has made student engagement and mentoring a hallmark of the institution. Acknowledging the crucial role professors can play as mentors, the college has explicitly redefined the traditional faculty role of scholarship, teaching, and service to include a fourth area: student engagement. This innovative policy is aimed at increasing retention, progression, and graduation (RPG) and has the potential to transform the way that faculty think about their roles and relationship to students. Presenters will share specific strategies learned at GGC in making this shift toward student engagement. They will identify specific programs, events, and activities for faculty development and lead participants through a process to formulate programs for faculty development focusing on mentoring skills .

Location

Room 217

Publication Type and Release Option

Presentation (Open Access)

 
Mar 29th, 10:00 AM Mar 29th, 10:45 AM

The Fourth Leg: Shifting Faculty Focus to Student Engagement

Room 217

Georgia Gwinnett College (GGC) has made student engagement and mentoring a hallmark of the institution. Acknowledging the crucial role professors can play as mentors, the college has explicitly redefined the traditional faculty role of scholarship, teaching, and service to include a fourth area: student engagement. This innovative policy is aimed at increasing retention, progression, and graduation (RPG) and has the potential to transform the way that faculty think about their roles and relationship to students. Presenters will share specific strategies learned at GGC in making this shift toward student engagement. They will identify specific programs, events, and activities for faculty development and lead participants through a process to formulate programs for faculty development focusing on mentoring skills .