This week, Dr. Saundra McGuire shares insights and learning strategies as keynote speaker at the 23rd National HBCU Faculty Development Network Conference, proudly sponsored by ACUE. Dr. McGuire is featured in the Engaging Underprepared Students module of ACUE's Course in Effective Teaching Practices.
Dr. McGuire spoke to the ACUE Community in the days leading up to her presentation. Check out excerpts from the conversation below.
On what changed the trajectory of her research and scholarship.
Before I got to LSU, I really didn't understand that there were strategies for students to use to increase the quality of their learning. I knew how to teach chemistry. I'd won teaching awards, and I was a very successful faculty member. But I didn't know that you could give students very simple information and strategies that would empower them to take control of their own learning.
On how instructors can get started in teaching students how to learn.
First, help your students identify the differences between what they have been doing and what they need to do to excel in the course.
On one change in higher education that could make a big difference in student success.
The change that I would love to see is an institutional attitude that every admitted student can and will succeed with the learning tools they need and that institutions will provide them with those tools.
Find the full interview on the ACUE Community.