This session conveys the importance of community building when teaching online. Community building facilitates student engagement and supports student growth and success. Our session will focus on measures faculty can take leading up to and at the beginning of their course to start the semester on the right foot.
Discuss the nexus between community building and student engagement aimed at fostering student growth and success.
Identify community building measures applicable before and during the start of the course.
Evaluate community-building opportunities around communication, course objectives, and the design of activities and assessments.
Incorporate engagement outcomes into assessment criteria and rubrics.