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Friday, September 27 • 9:00am - 10:15am
KEYNOTE ADDRESS: Teaching the Whole Student: College Belonging Is a Gift, Not an Accomplishment

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Students who have a sense of belonging on campus fare better in a range of ways including: retention rates, graduation rates, and general wellbeing. At many universities underrepresented students such as first-generation students and students of color are less likely to feel that they belong. Drawing on research from first-year students at two residential universities, this keynote examines common, yet misguided strategies that universities make to help their students develop a sense of belonging. By paying attention to a fundamental dynamic of belonging that is often neglected: that belonging cannot be accomplished through ones own will or efforts, we can see more clearly how we can create an environment in which students can thrive and feel they belong.

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Friday September 27, 2019 9:00am - 10:15am
Johnson Center (Dewberry Hall)