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SGPP introduces Five Elements of Student-Faculty Engagement

August 28, 2018


In order to enhance the student-faculty relationship, which is key to successful learning, members of the Schools of Graduate and Professional Programs (SGPP) community have created the Five Elements of Student-Faculty Engagement: SGPP On-ground, Blended, and Online. The Five Elements — Timeliness, Responsiveness, Communication, Preparedness, and Community — outline clear expectations and responsibilities for both students and faculty and establishes basic parameters for engagement that will assist in the learning process. Its creation was informed by Twelve Virtues of a Good Teacher (from Van Grieken, 2002 as cited in Seebach & Charron, 2015), a hallmark of the history of Lasallian education; best practices in theories of learning and pedagogy; and Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota’s philosophy of teaching from the Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching (CELT). The SGPP is planning to use the Five Elements this school year and then have a formal feedback session at the end of next summer to make adjustments and updates.