New Faculty Lunch Discussion
April 13, 2023
(Student Success Center)
12:30 -1:45 pm
- OR -
by 12:00 noon on
April 6, 2023
April 14, 2023
(Student Success Center)
12:00 - 1:15 pm
SPACE IS LIMITED - RESERVE YOUR SEAT NOW!
TOPIC OF DISCUSSION
Metacognition and Teaching Students How to Learn
Students come to our campus at different levels of academic preparedness and motivation.
If we are to teach the students we have in our classes, we need to teach them metacognitive
strategies—we need to teach them to think about their thinking. Inspired by the work
of Saundra Yancy McGuire, author of Teach Students How to Learn, Deb Korth and Savanah Baptiste will share the techniques Deb uses in her classes
to teach students how to learn. You are encouraged to share techniques that you use,
and you can expect to walk away from this luncheon with actionable strategies that
can be adopted into your classroom.
Dr. Deb Korth is currently a Teaching Professor and Assistant Dean of Student Success
for the Fulbright College of Arts & Sciences. She also serves as the campus liaison
to the Association of College and University Educators (ACUE) where she helps faculty
earn micro-credentials in Effective College Teaching. In addition, she serves as the
Provost’s Faculty Fellow for the General Education Learning Outcomes Assessment Project.
Formerly, she was the Director of the Math Resource and Teaching Center, Vice Chair
of the Department of Mathematical Sciences, and Director of the Enhanced Learning
Center. Her research interests include student persistence, success, general education
curriculum assessment, and mathematics education. Students on campus know her as the
professor for Destination Arkansas Blackboard Activities (DABA). She has been a member
of the University of Arkansas community for more than twenty years.
Savanah Baptiste is a dual political science and criminology major from Austin, Texas,
and part of the University of Arkansas Class of 2025. In 2021, she was a student in
Dr. Korth’s University Perspectives class. The following year, she worked as a peer
mentor in University Perspectives, and she is a current Student Success Liaison. Her
goal after graduation is to go to law school.
The event will also be offered remotely using Zoom.
- Deb Korth, Teaching Professor and Assistant Dean of Student Success, Fulbright College of Arts & Sciences
- Savanah Baptiste, Student Success Liaison, Fulbright College of Arts & Sciences
We will be having the Penguin Ed's BBQ Buffet. This buffet will include Pulled Pork, Pulled Chicken, Vegetarian Baked Beans, Cole Slaw, Potato Salad, Buns, BBQ Sauce, Pickle Spears. Click on the link for the day you would like to attend and complete the RSVP form. Please be sure to select your dietary choice.