Providence College has secured a $250,000 grant from the Davis Educational Foundation
to support Fostering a Culture of Student Engagement in learning. Use of the Davis funds will coincide with academic goals highlighted in the College's Strategic Plan, which stresses student engagement in learning as a major element in the pursuit of academic excellence.
Please click here
to view the fall 2011 Student Engagement newsletter.
Rey Junco: Social Media and Student Engagement in Learning
On Monday, October 24, Student Engagement hosted a speaker presentation and panel discussion on social media as part of the Provost's Forum on Engaged Learning Speaker Series. Keynote speaker, Dr. Rey Junco, an internationally recognized leader in understanding the impact of social media on higher education, led an exciting discussion among PC faculty, staff and students. The main topic of the disucssion was with regards to using social media sites, such as Facebook and Twitter, as learning tools within higher education.
For more information about this event, as well as about Dr. Rey Junco, please visit the following:
The Third Annual Celebration of Student Scholarship and Creativity
April 25, 2012
The Third Annual Celebration of Student Scholarship and Creativity will take place on April 25, 2012
. This celebration showcases outstanding examples of academic achievement from a variety of majors and programs. Come see the outstanding work being done by our Providence College students.
Call for nominations coming soon!
Faculty Seminar on Student Engagement
Faculty Seminar 2011-2012: Student Engagement in the Core
The Student Engagement Advisory Committee and the School of Arts and Sciences together are pleased to collaborate on the second Faculty Seminar on Student Engagement. This year’s theme is Student Engagement in the Core, with the goal of helping faculty add student engagement opportunities into courses in the College’s new core curriculum.
Faculty Seminar Members 2011-2012:
- Deborah Johnson, Art and Art History/Women's Studies (Leader)
- Paul Czech, Chemistry/Biochemistry
- Raymond Hain, Philosophy
- Terence McGoldrick, Theology
- Heather McPherson, Art
- Kevin O'Connor, Secondary Education
- Adrian Weimer, History
Faculty Seminar 2010-2011
Last year, the faculty seminar on student engagement brought together 9 faculty members from across the disciplines to discuss ways of increasing student engagement in learning. They discussed “student engagement” in every sense of the term: how to run better discussions, how to give more interesting and interactive lectures, how to involve students in co-curricular experiences, and how to encourage more student research. Seminar leader Dr. Stephen Lynch, Director of the Honors Program said, “The most remarkable aspect of the seminar for me has been to listen to committed and passionate colleagues speak about effective teaching within their own disciplines.” Similarly, participant Dr. Fred Drogula added “by meeting together and taking time to seriously discuss the theories behind particular engagement strategies, the members of the seminar worked together to think of ways different disciplines might make use of new methods of student engagement.”
To hear more of what past participants have said about the seminar, click on their name below.