Teaching Students We Care: Creating Faculty/Student Rapport

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Streaming Media

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Student Rapport, Active Learning


New faculty can join the Wally Cordes Teaching and Faculty Support Center for best practices in how to create professor student/rapport. This session will share information that you can immediately use in your classroom and in advising sessions to begin creating relationships with students. Strong rapport has been shown to increase student motivation and engagement, student achievement, and course satisfaction.

The presenter for this session is Dr. Chris Estepp of the Agricultural Education Communication and Technology Department. Chris has won multiple awards for outstanding teaching including the following national awards: The NACTA (North American Colleges and Teachers of Agriculture) Educator Award and the NARRU (Non-land-grant Agriculture and Renewable Resources Universities) Distinguished Young Educator Award. Much of his research focuses on the impacts of improving faculty/student rapport.

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