Ohio Room, Hadley Union Building
Student Affairs Division
This workshop, through its various sessions, will help attendees better understand the demographics and trends of our current and future IUP students, including their viewpoints, opinions, and beliefs, while offering the perspective of differences among
these individuals in comparison to the larger group. Of importance, discussions will focus on effective teaching when engaging the learning styles of our current generation of students, as well as ambiguities and tensions in their desires to advocate
for diversity while being challenged by it.
Register by February 22
Hear what President Michael Driscoll has to say about the spring 2018 university professional
development workshop series and its overarching theme, “Innovative Approaches for the Holistic Learning and Development of our Gen Z Students.”
Jason Laker is a tenured full professor in the Department of Counselor Education within the Lurie College of Education and a Salzburg Fellow at San Jose State University in California. At SJSU, he previously served as vice president for Student Affairs,
leading a division with 28 departments, 350 staff, and $68 million in combined budgets. He also holds an appointment as affiliated research faculty with the Center for Research and Education on Gender and Sexuality at San Francisco State University.
Laker’s career in Higher Education spans over 25 years and includes teaching, consulting, and academic work along with successful and progressively more complex administrative leadership experiences in student and academic affairs. He holds a PhD from
the Center for the Study of Higher Education at the University of Arizona, an MA in Community Counseling from Adams State College (Colorado), and a BS in Organizational Communication from Central Michigan University.
Welcome and Introduction
Our Generations of Students: Millennial, Z, and Alpha
— Zach Clark
“Students in 2017 and Beyond”
Guest Speaker: Jason Laker, PhD
Panel Discussion: Who Are Our Students at IUP, and Who Will They Be?
Lunch (on your own)
Teaching and Learning for High Impact and Engagement
— Jason Laker, PhD
Diversity and Dissonance
—Jason Laker, PhD