Social belonging, “one’s personal belief that one is an accepted member of an academic community—[a person] whose presence and contributions are valued” is being recognized in research as a key component of student success and well-being in college classrooms (Good, Rattan, Dweck, 2012, p. 701). Yet, many factors can impede students’ sense of belonging. In this workshop, we will consider the role that social belonging plays in student motivation, persistence, and well-being. Together, we will reflect on reasons why students may not feel like they belong in a learning community. Then, we will explore concrete strategies that you can use to help support your students in developing a sense of belonging in your classroom, in your discipline, and in the wider WashU community.
For questions about this faculty workshop, please contact Dr. Meg Gregory, Associate Director for Faculty Programs, Center for Teaching and Learning at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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