09/12 - Effective Classroom Environments

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 health disabilities.

Materials from this workshop may be found below. In addition slides used by Drs. Schuiteman and Collins-Eaglin are linked: