Friday, May 4, 2012
Second Program on Innovative Teaching and Learning: Chile, LASPAU-Affiliated with Harvard University (Cambridge, MA)
Improving student success is one of the most pressing issues in higher education across the world. Too often, despite succeeding in secondary classrooms, students are entering college underprepared to engage in the rigors of undergraduate study, which results in a number of consequences for institutions. High drop out, failure, and withdrawal rates limit studentsâ abilities to take full advantage of their college experience and reach their highest potential. Failing to intervene in the success problem has substantial cost implications for institutions, instructors, and societies within which an educated workforce is key to prosperity. Faculty, in particular, expend precious resources on a revolving door of students who lack the knowledge and skills necessary to be successful in the college classroom. After completing this workshop, participants will be able to draw on a framework for addressing college readiness using specific, research-based interventions.