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The Teaching & Learning Collective is a grassroots CHSBS faculty initiative aimed at improving students' academic performance by integrating effective learning strategies into existing classes.


Fall 2017 Events

Creating a Community of Belonging in the Classroom:
What Can Instructors Do?

Thursday, October 5
3:30 to 5:00 p.m.
Bovee U.C. 125 (Lakeshore Room)

To begin our discussion of David Yeager’s research on growth-mindset and lay theory, the Teaching and Learning Collective and Excellence in Teaching Committee will hold an interactive workshop on the theory and practice of creating a sense of community and belonging within the college classroom. The session will begin with an introduction to Yeager’s work, particularly on the idea of college transition. Facilitators will share what they’re doing in their ENG 101 gateway pilot sections this semester and discuss the challenges of personalization techniques as they apply to different fields and contexts.

This workshop will be facilitated by Brooke Harrison, Tracy Collins, Michelle Krueger, & Abby McGuire, faculty from the Department of English Language & Literature involved in Reimagining the First Year: A Gateway Course Initiative, a pilot program aimed at increasing student persistence and retention. 

Please familiarize yourself with Yeager's ideas by reading the following articles from The Atlanticand the New York Times. Refreshments will be served. Please RSVP by October 3rd to chsbs@cmich.edu or 989-774-3341.


David Yeager

David Yeager is an Associate Professor in Psychology at UT Austin. He studies characteristic challenges for people from late childhood through early adulthood, such as academic achievement, trust, depression, cheating, bullying, and health problems, focusing on the opportunities and risks that come with transitions.  

Creating a Community of Belonging: What Can Institutions Do?
Wednesday, October 18
12:00 to 1:15 p.m.

Bovee U.C. Auditorium
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Growth Mindset: What it Is, How it Works, and Why it Matters
Wednesday, October 18
7:00 to 8:15 p.m.

Bovee U.C. Auditorium
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