Presenter: Dr. Lisa Dysleski, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, College of Natural Sciences
When students experience failure, particularly in first-year courses, they may question their belonging or ability for future success, and even well-intentioned messaging from faculty can leave some students feeling ashamed. Students respond with actions that likely impede their academic recovery, hiding their performance or avoiding the campus resources that can help them get back on track. This session will focus on how to more effectively communicate about failure with students, not only addressing the students’ difficulties but also their psychological worries and will explore how faculty can use these techniques in conjunction with CSU’s Early Performance Feedback Program. This is the second workshop associated with the Student Experience Project, a collaborative project whose mission is to transform the college student experience by creating equitable learning environments through innovative, evidence-based practices.