Student Engagement Strand

A group of faculty learning from each other

No matter how long you’ve been teaching, this transformational offering is for you! Why? Students’ engagement in the classroom can positively impact their learning, success, and persistence in college. As instructors, you can impact students’ interest and investment by enriching your awareness of the context of their identities (and yours), thoughtfully reflecting on relevant frameworks linked to student engagement, and intentionally creating an in-person or online classroom environment that appeals to students’ unique perspectives and backgrounds. As you engage with these areas in this workshop, you will connect with various materials, participate in discussions, collaborate with your peers, reflect on your teaching identity, and evaluate how your course design and approaches influence student engagement. By the end of this workshop, you will have refined your understanding of student engagement and how to promote equitable practices in this area. 

Hybrid via Zoom and Canvas

4 Mondays, 12:00-1:30 p.m. – Feb 5, 12, 26, and March 4. Must attend Feb 5th session.

Register now to learn more about Student Engagement!

18 PD Hours | $450 stipend available for instructors who attend three sessions (must attend Feb. 5th), complete 80% of online work, and complete reflection or application essay. 


General TopicsWhat You Will Do
Student EngagementBrush up on the meaning(s) of student engagement, the context of your students’ engagement, and the trends in this area
Student Engagement Frameworks/Theories: Intersectionality, Anti-Deficit Theories, Feminist Pedagogy, Culturally Responsive Frameworks, Queer TheoryDive into relevant frameworks connected to student engagement
Students’ Identities and Student EngagementLearn about engaging students from diverse backgrounds
Practices and Approaches to Student Engagement in In-Person or Online ClassroomsGain new insights into practical and equitable practices in the classroom that support student engagement
Reflection or Application Use what we have learned to reflect on your teaching practices or apply changes to a particular aspect of your course

For more information, contact Dellyssa Edinboro, Cultural and Ethnic Studies.

Last Updated November 22, 2023