How to Support Unprepared College Students

Underlying philosophy: the Seven Principles of Good Practice in Undergraduate Education outlined by Chickering and Gamson.

Facilitator: Angelia Ridgway - aridgway@uindy.edu 

Handy Summary of "Teaching Unprepared Students: Strategies for Promoting Success and Retention in Higher Education" by Kathleen F. Gabriel

  1. Encourage contact between students and faculty: Encouraging Student Faculty Interaction Outside the Class (Stanford's Tomorrow's Teacher Postings)
  2. Develop reciprocity and cooperation among students: Group Work: Using Cooperative Learning Groups Effectively (Vanderbilt University)
  3. Encourage active learning: Active Learning Strategies (Berkley Center for Teaching and Learning)
  4. Give prompt feedback: 5 Research-Based Tips for Providing Students with Meaningful Feedback (Edutopia)
  5. Emphasize time on task: Emphasize Time on Task (Indiana University Center for Innovative Teaching and Learning)
  6. Communicate high expectations: Realistic Student Expectations (Indiana University Center for Innovative Teaching and Learning)
  7. Respect diverse talents and ways of learning: About Universal Design for Learning (CAST)

Teach Online?

Applying the Seven Principles for Good Practice to the Online Classroom (Faculty Focus)