The campus community is invited to attend the university’s annual Teaching and Learning Symposium on Thursday, May 18, in Union South. Connect with colleagues and hear from Chancellor Jennifer Mnookin and others about creating learning environments that break down barriers and foster belonging.
- Welcoming remarks from Chancellor Jennifer Mnookin.
- Keynote speaker Geoffrey L. Cohen, professor of psychology and the James G. March Professor of Organizational Studies in Education and Business at Stanford University and author of “Belonging: The Science of Creating Connection and Bridging Divides.” A sense of belonging is surprisingly essential to our ability to succeed in life. Cohen will talk about the importance of belonging in student well-being and achievement and offer concrete science-backed solutions to foster it. These actions are especially helpful for students most at risk of feeling like outsiders on campus. Drawing on Cohen’s and others’ groundbreaking research, this talk will showcase how a sense of belonging isn’t just a byproduct of success but a condition for it.
- Engaging breakout sessions, a networking lunch and a poster session highlighting insights from members of the campus teaching and learning community.