First-year students and transfer students in their first year who have already achieved academic success at the University were honored at the Success Scholars reception Feb. 23. The Success Scholars program recognizes new students who earned a GPA of 3.75…
CTLE Partnership for Inclusive Education Seeks Faculty Participants
The Center for Teaching and Learning Excellence (CTLE) seeks faculty participants for the next cohort of the Partnership for Inclusive Education. Launched in 2020, the program’s goal is to create culturally responsive learning environments for all students and open dialogue on how students and faculty perceive teaching and learning.
The program provides faculty with the opportunity each semester to work with one student who is not enrolled in their course. The partners focus on only one course, sharing perspectives on teaching and learning. Faculty reflect on their teaching goals and strategies in the context of that specific course with the input of the student consultant.
Faculty who are interested in collaborating with a student can learn more by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Students who are interested in being consultants and are looking for a rich reciprocal service learning experience should contact Carla Ramirez at email@example.com.
In 2020-21, 16 student consultants and 19 faculty partners practiced the partnership principles of respect, reciprocity and shared responsibility for student-faculty dialogue. Faculty partners report spending about 10 hours per semester. Over the course of the project, student consultants drawn from the Shaw Center’s Syracuse University Literacy Corps and the Selected Studies in Education course devoted more than 1,850 hours to partnering with faculty from the College of Visual and Performing Arts, College of Arts and Sciences and College of Engineering and Computer Science. Twenty courses enrolling 1,891 students were included in partnerships.
Past partnerships have explored student well-being, inclusivity, academic success, educator growth and student-faculty relations as a way to enhance the learning experience.