Student Engagement

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The key to student academic and social success is the level of engagement inside and outside classroom in a formal or informal environment. Within the higher educational context, student engagement refers to the degree of attention, curiosity, interest, optimism, and passion a student displays while learning, participation in activities Or being taught. The level of engagement determines if student will persist at an institution  or decide to leave. The more  a student is engaged increases the opportunity for success and chances they stay enrolled at the college or university and graduate. Of course the opposite is true, that a less engaged or connected student will find it challenging to stay enrolled because they feel disconnected from the campus community experience. The ultimate goal is for an institution to create a sense of BELONGING that empower students by creating a culture that students feel they have a voice in the direction of the campus , their background and experiences are embraced, and they are able to explore all of their intersecting identities Without fear or shame.

Strategies for Engagement 

  • Living and Learning Communities
  • Peer Leadership
  • Campus Orientation
  • First-Year Experience Activities
  • Fraternities and Sororities
  • Campus Events
  • Peer to Peer Mentorship
  • Faculty to Student Mentorship
  • Curricular Design
  • Instructional Strategies