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Small Changes, BIG Difference Makers: Strategies That Inspire Faculty and Student Success

Small Changes, BIG Difference Makers: Strategies That Inspire Faculty and Student Success Online

Google ‘student success’ and ‘faculty success’ and you’ll find that there are about two times as many ‘student success’ results as ‘faculty success’ results. To say student success is a hot topic and central to our work as educators is clear and evident. Some, however, would argue that higher education cannot increase student success without focusing on faculty success, including equitable, engaged, active learning strategies that are successful for students and instructors. In other words, we need to focus on instructor and student success together. During this session you will have an opportunity to learn about strategies, resources, tools [including those suggested by students and some created by instructors] that GTAs can easily, and with minimal time, integrate into their teaching practices.


  • Mary Beth Heeder (Sr. Consultant and Project Manager for Student Learning and Success; Instructor, Writing, Rhetoric and American Cultures Department, College of Arts and Letters) has held a variety of roles during her 40 years working at MSU, all of which have been linked to her passion to help all students be successful as they navigate the exciting but often overwhelming college experience. Her current work in the College of Arts and Letters focuses on facilitating the integration of academic and student affairs in the College of Arts & Letters to create a seamless student experience across curricular and co-curricular opportunities. In addition to her student learning, student success, and faculty success work, Mary Beth enjoys teaching First Year Writing for the Writing, Rhetoric, and American Cultures Department. Her research interests include how students learn; curriculum and purpose development; mindset science; social psychological interventions and student achievement; how dignity and empathy impact teaching,

Please register for this event and add the details to your calendar. The Graduate School will send a reminder with Zoom connection information a few days before the session. Additionally, slides and any other related materials after the session will be distributed to all registered participants after the fact. 

Thursday, November 9, 2023
3:00pm - 4:00pm
Time Zone:
Eastern Time - US & Canada (change)
This is an online event.
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