Thursday, August 22, 2019. 12:30 p.m. to 2:00 p.m . - Ackerman 116

The first day of classes is often the first opportunity for an instructor to connect with their students. It can lay the groundwork for semester long connections and engaged students. What do faculty professional development experts suggest are critical for initial class sessions? To what resources can IUP faculty turn to discover new activities to engage students in a positive way? What do your colleagues do on the first day that has worked well for them?

In this interactive session, faculty will consider what is essential for the first day of classes and share their own best practices for starting the semester off well.

Participants can expect to leave the session with new ideas and new contacts to foster excitement about teaching all year.