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P8: Promote Interaction between Faculty and Students

Why promote interaction between faculty and students?

  • Faculty interaction is a key indicator for student retention
  • Allows for the develop of relationships between students and between students and faculty

Strategies/Examples

  • Foster student-to-student interaction
    • Chat rooms
    • Discussion groups
    • “Base” classroom groups that meet weekly
    • Study groups
    • Classroom activities that encourage cooperative interactions between students
  • Foster faculty-to-student interaction
    • Bio Cards to learn student names and personal information, learning needs and out of class experiences
    • Share faculty personal experiences, as appropriate
      • College experiences
      • Interests
      • Study tips and study mistakes
    • Develop contract for work product and expectations
    • Student orientation to course questionnaire

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