Whoʼs in Charge Here?
Creating an Effective Classroom Environment with Jayne Schuiteman and Jan Collins-Eaglin
Monday, Sept. 12, 2011
11:30-1:30 pm, in Biomedical/Physical Science (BPS) 1400
About the Session:
Civility and Classroom
Management: Jayne Schuiteman
Classroom management can be a significant challenge, particularly
for new faculty. Gender often plays a
significant role in how students challenge and sometimes disrupt classes. This workshop will explore the ways in which
faculty authority might be challenged by students, the gendered components of
such challenges (particularly in the STEM-related disciplines), and will
include not only measures to deal with disruptive students but prevent such
situations when possible.
"How Do I Respond To A Student In Distress?": Jan Collins-Eaglin
University students may experience a great deal of stress during the course of their academic experiences. While most students cope successfully with the challenges these years bring, some students find the various pressures of life unmanageable or unbearable. As faculty members, teaching assistants, and other staff, you may encounter distressed students in your office or your classrooms. Many of these students have not sought counseling and may be unaware of the services available to them. Your role could be a positive and crucial one in identifying students who are in distress and assisting them to find the resources available to help themselves. This session will provide you with the information to refer students to the appropriate resources. You will have the chance to respond to case examples and discuss the best ways to respond to situations.
About Jayne Schuiteman:
Jayne is an Associate Professor in the Center for Gender in Global Context, for which she teaches an introductory course and a course on violence against women. As assistant director of the Women's Resource Center, she is the personal safety coordinator and does workshops on prohibited harassment. Additionally, she is broadening her areas of interest to include men and masculinites studies. She facilitated a conversation for the faculty of Lyman Briggs College last year regarding civility in and out of the classroom.
About Jan Collins-Eaglin:
Jan has a Ph.D. in Psychology and Education and her professional
career has focused on helping students succeed. As the Director for
Counseling Center, her goal is to develop a dynamic student service
model that promotes student retention, wellness, and academic success.
By teaching about mental health among college students, Dr. Eaglin
continually try to create a variety of ways to reach students, promote
independence, academic success and health. She also provides school
psychological services to evaluate students for learning and mental
Materials from this workshop may be found below. In addition slides used by Drs. Schuiteman and Collins-Eaglin are linked: