Promoting Student Engagement for Retention and Success
Learning and Teaching Enhancement Conference
Thursday 25th March (10.00am – 1.00pm) Friday 26th March (10.00am – 2.30pm) via Microsoft Teams
At a time when staff and students alike are having to demonstrate their capacity to flex and adapt to hybrid modes of learning and teaching for extended periods of time – it has never been more important to preserve the quality of the learning experience and academic standards to ensure that students from all backgrounds are still able to access engaging and relevant learning opportunities in the context of their studies. Whatever form it takes, student engagement has a critical role to play in encouraging the kinds of responsive, active, learning and teaching strategies that foster a sense of authenticity, connection, and belonging amongst student cohorts that will improve student retention and achievement. For the purposes of this conference, we position the concept of “student engagement” to reflect the whole student experience inside and beyond the classroom.
Even before the onset of the COVID pandemic, Teesside University has been moving to enhance the student experience through integration of emerging technologies and the development of innovative opportunities for active learning and engagement in all facets of learning and teaching provision and support. The “Promoting Student Engagement for Retention and Success” conference offers a timely opportunity to share the excellent practice and initiatives that are having a positive impact on student engagement across the institution. Perhaps more crucially it will provide a connected space for us to consider and discuss the key learning and next steps in navigating the challenges of hybrid learning and beyond.