A Focus on Student Retention: Creating Generative Communities that Nurture Sense of Belonging

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34th Annual Ann Ferren Conference

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American University The Center for Teaching, Research & Learning


[panelist] Numerous studies have shown that a student’s sense of belonging is driven by meaningful interactions with peers, staff, and faculty. How can faculty and staff be even more focused on this important goal while also maintaining their own wellness and making progress towards their career goals? This lunchtime plenary will feature faculty from across AU schools and colleges discussing ways they’ve intentionally created generative spaces for such interactions and relationship-building opportunities that are sustaining for all involved.