Connections Instructors

Connections Overview and Objectives

Connections is a high-impact teaching practice that introduces new students to a faculty mentor and peer mentor. It helps students understand the purpose of higher education, and how they can develop habits of mind to intentionally take advantage of the many opportunities and challenges available in college.

Connections Course Objectives

Resources for Teaching

Connections Summer Training Series

Series are held on Wednesday from 10:00 am to 11:00 am in HH 370
(recordings available in the Instructor Canvas Course)
May 17, 2023   Big Questions 1 - Matt Sanders
May 24, 2023   Mentoring first year students - Rose Judd Murray
May 31, 2023   Big Question 2 - Chad Simon
June 7,  2023   Big Question 3 - Maureen Hearns and Jennifer Grewe
June 14, 2023  Peer Mentors - Kylee Hopkin and Allison Beck
June 21, 2023 Activities inside and outside the classroom - Heidi Kesler and Denise Stewardson

Fall Training for new and returning instructors

August 15, 2023 - 12:30-3:00 p.m. (required)
Taggart Student Center Ballroom - Lunch provided at 12:30 pm