The college years are prime time for the development of interests and passions that students will pursue in careers and in life. Instructors, academic advisors, and academic professionals who interact with students play a crucial role in facilitating academic engagement. Join your colleagues as we welcome Molly Weeks, Research Scientist, Duke Department of Psychology & Neuroscience, who will present: “Academic Engagement, Belonging, and Loneliness in College.” Discussion will focus on how classroom practices can facilitate and undermine the development of academic engagement and student well-being more broadly.
- Date: Wed., Feb 6, 2019
- Time: 12-1pm
- Location: Rubenstein 249 (Carpenter Conference Room)
- Registration link
Weeks will present data from two large-scale research studies with students at Duke and other institutions showing that academic engagement, defined as students’ enthusiasm and passion (or “gusto”) for the work they are doing in college is linked to diverse indicators of well-being, including higher levels of belonging and lower levels of alcohol use. In addition, Weeks will share what we have learned from these studies about the factors that influence student well-being in college, with a particular emphasis on belonging and loneliness.
This presentation is part of the BRITE Ideas Teaching and Research Series. For Spring 2019, we meet on the first Wednesday of the month.
Learning Innovation and BRITE Lab invite you to join us for BRITE Ideas, a monthly discussion group to share and develop research on teaching and learning. Invited guest speakers include those who have either completed or are currently engaged in research projects about teaching and learning. Please join our guest speakers and contribute to an engaged discussion to advance teaching excellence.
For more information contact Duke Learning Innovation.