Building community among students in learning support is thought to play an important role in the engagement and success of students and supports their sense of belonging and self-efficacy. Making these connections in a remote setting demands different strategies and approaches to those that faculty have often mastered for their in-person courses.
Featuring Sonia Ford-Petch, department chair and professor of mathematics at Midland College in Midland, Texas, this conversation will provide an opportunity to learn best practices in online settings and to share your work and experiences.
Dr. Ford-Petch has been teaching mathematics face-to-face and online at the collegiate level for over 19 years. Dr. Ford-Petch’s research focuses on best practices in teaching and learning in an online environment with an emphasis on increasing students’ feelings of connectedness.
In response to the COVID-19 outbreak, the 2020 Mindset Summit originally scheduled for April 10 on the campus of Columbus State University will be supported as a virtual event. More details on this opportunity will be available soon.
The University System of Georgia is hosting Spring Corequisite Academies in two regional sites to facilitate broader faculty participation and reduce the distance teams will need to travel to participate. The Academies will differ slightly in their programming, but provide ample opportunities for interaction with peers and sharing of best practices, pedagogy, and successes. Participants are welcome to participate in either (or both) Academies, but total participation is capped at 75 for each, and you are encouraged to choose the location closest to you.
On January 28 and 29, the University System of Georgia hosted the Momentum Summit III at the Classic Center at the University of Georgia in Athens. The objective of the event is for institutional teams to reflect upon their experiences in implementing the Momentum principles in order to maintain and sustain successfully implemented strategies, determine areas in need of improvement, and identify strategies yet to be developed to ensure that the Momentum Year is a coherent experience for all students, and identify strategies consistent with the Momentum Approach framework that can support students as they move beyond their first year or which extend beyond their academic journey.
The 2019 Fall Corequisite Academy took take place on November 11 from 9 am to 3 pm at the Hatcher Professional Sciences Center on the Campus of Middle Georgia State University in Macon. The Academy provided an opportunity for institutional teams to continue to learn from one another on the pedagogies, structure, supports, and practices that support excellence in corequisite Learning Support. The Academy included general sessions in the morning and English and mathematics tracks in the afternoon to address subject-matter specific challenges.
This event was designed to support the work of faculty from Learning Support and gateway collegiate courses in mathematics and English, academic advisors and Learning Support staff.
Please join us on October 11 at the Hatcher Professional Sciences Center on the Campus of Middle Georgia State University for this workshop to support the development of corequisite Learning Support for the Statistics Pathway.
Our October 11 Kickoff meeting at Middle Georgia State University will give institutions the opportunity to dig into the work around corequisite support for Elementary Statistics and begin as a community to shape both the course and learning strategies.
Focused on Transition to College, the 2019 Advising Academy convenes campus leaders in advising, enrollment management, and orientation and transition to discuss progress, practices and challenges in supporting students as they transition to college.
As a follow up to the discussion of first year seminars at the Momentum Summit, institutions from across the System indicated an interest in exploring this aspect of the transition to college more fully. The USG is inviting institutions to send teams to a System Workshop on the First Year Seminar at the Georgia Tech Conference Center on Monday, May 13, from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm.
This workshop is being developed as an opportunity to learn more about best and promising practices with these courses and share experiences and challenges with peers from across the state.
The 2019 Mindset Summit will be held on Friday, April 26, at the Jekyll Island Convention Center (map) from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm. The Summit will provide an opportunity to review what we have learned about students' in the USG and begin to investigate next steps in developing activities to support students productive academic mindsets.
For Spring 2019, the University System of Georgia is hosting Spring Corequisite Academies in two regional sites to facilitate broader faculty participation and reduce the distance teams will need to travel to participate. Both Academies will feature similar programming and opportunities for interaction with peers. Participants are welcome to participate in either (or both) academies, but total participation is capped at 75 for each academy and you are encouraged to choose the location closest to you.