Balancing Rigor and Compassion: Supporting Students on Their Path to Greatness

College is meant to be a time for young people to explore, mature, and become “inquiring, ethical, and productive global citizens.” To facilitate such development, many scholars argue that educators must address the entirety of students’ developmental needs (i.e., psychological, social, emotional, physical, and spiritual), not just their cognitive-academic growth needs. Doing so today may require faculty to be more flexible and compassionate than ever before. But how do we maintain academic rigor and course integrity while making appropriate and timely accommodations for the range of student needs in any given classroom?

Mark your calendar and join us for what promises to be an invigorating opportunity to explore, discuss, disentangle, and reflect on the changing role and expectations of the professoriate.

Monday, August 14 & Tuesday, August 15, 9am-1pm

Wednesday, August 16, 12pm-3pm plus a special Rejuvenation Session, 3-4pm


Sponsored by:

The Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning, The Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, and The Office of Disability Services

More information to come about this exciting event!