Inclusive Communication in the STEM Classroom
Dr. Viji Sathy and Dr. Kelly Hogan offer concrete strategies to improve student persistence and outcomes in STEM disciplines.
STEM courses are a gateway to a wide range of academic disciplines, highlighting the importance of creating learning experiences that help all students succeed. For award-winning instructors Dr. Viji Sathy and Dr. Kelly Hogan, that starts with promoting belonging and empowering students with opportunities to practice applying knowledge, take risks and learn from mistakes.
In this interactive presentation, Dr. Sathy and Dr. Hogan will discuss why feelings of exclusion cause a disproportionate number of students to leave STEM majors. They’ll also share simple yet powerful techniques you can use to connect better with students, invite participation and provide the structure students need to excel in your course.
Join Us To Learn
- Why the foundation for student success starts with clear goals and well-structured activities
- The value of silence in promoting reflection and better classroom engagement
- Counteracting self-limiting beliefs that stunt student learning
- Strategies for pre-, during, and post-class assessments to improve exam performance
Dr. Viji Sathy and Dr. Kelly Hogan provide tips and advice for addressing inequities in the college classroom and for making all students feel welcome and included.
About the Speakers
Dr. Viji Sathy and Dr. Kelly Hogan are award-winning instructors with a combined 25+ years in the classroom at the University of North Carolina. They are passionate about student success and are active in the scholarship of teaching and learning. They’ve hosted hundreds of workshops and their work has received national attention, having been featured in the New York Times, The Atlantic, and The Chronicle of Higher Education. Their book Inclusive Teaching: Strategies for Promoting Equity in the College Classroom was released in August 2022.