New Faculty Academy: Consideration of Students’ Background

Friday, June 19, 2020
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM


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The webinar starts at 12:30 p.m. and we kindly request participants to enter the webinar at least 15 minutes prior to the start time and no later than 12:35 p.m.  


New Faculty Academy: Consideration of Students' Background Experiences is a webinar ONLY– please do not come to the CTE office. 


There is a perception that students’ background experiences are increasingly different from their respective course instructors’. The aim of this workshop is to raise course instructors' levels of sensitivity to students' backgrounds. During this interactive workshop, the attendees will engage in a talkback session, considering the degree to which they are able and make efforts to span cultural gaps that may exist between instructors and students. Drawing from a strategy that theater companies use, a talkback session provides an opportunity for cast members to engage with the audience, to determine what the viewers thought of the show and what material resonated with the audience.


In the context of this interactive session, workshop attendees will need to read an Inside Higher Ed article As Times and Students Change, Can Faculty Change, Too? The group will discuss their thoughts on the article and the portions of it that resonate with their experiences. It is imperative that the attendees read the article in advance of the session.


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Nate Carnes
Associate Director
Center for Teaching Excellence

Nate Carnes is the Associate Director at the Center for Teaching Excellence. In addition to three teacher education degrees and a permanent Ohio teaching certificate, he earned his Ph.D. in Education Administration with an emphasis in science education at Miami University (OH). His teaching performances span almost 40 years and have resulted in several awards and citations of excellence at the University of South Carolina, state, regional, and international levels. Carnes’ scholarly activities explore pedagogical issues and innovations within and beyond science education.