Student Engagement: A Multidimensional Perspective

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Wed, 6 Jun 2018
2:00pm to 3:00pm
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The concept of student engagement has played an increasingly significant role in efforts to understand and improve university student learning and persistence as well as overall institutional quality. I will present a multidimensional model that expands the definition and application of student engagement in higher education and discusses the increasingly important need for engaging today’s university student. The impact of student engagement in learning, teaching and research as well as with faculty, community and other students is explored and suggestions are provided as to how the entire academic community can support these activities.

  • Session References +

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    Barkley, Elizabeth F. 2010. Student Engagement Techniques: A Handbook for College Faculty. San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass.

    Groccia, James E., and William Buskist. (Eds). (Summer 2018). Student Engagement: A Multidimensional Perspective. New Directions in Teaching and Learning, No. 154. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.

    Kuh, George, D. 2003. “What We’re Learning about Student Engagement from NSSE. Change 35(2): 24–32.

    Kuh, George, D. 2009. “The National Survey of Student Engagement: Conceptual and Empirical Foundations.” New Directions for Institutional Research, No. 141. Wiley Periodicals, DOI: 10.1002/ir.283

    Kuh, George, D., Jillian Kinzie, John H. Schuh, and Elizabeth J. Whitt.2010. Student Success in College: Creating Conditions That Matter. San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass.

    Pascarella, Ernest T., and Patrick T. Terenzini. 2005. How College Affects Students: A Third Decade of Research. San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass.