Creating Caring Campuses – Faculty

IEBC has a proven method for engaging with faculty to create a Caring Campus that ensures they are deeply involved in student success in ways that support and enhance student learning.

Learn More about Caring Campus faculty improving student connectedness.

What Educators are saying

How Caring Campus Supports Teaching and Learning

Adam Moore, Professor of Mathematics at Victor Valley College, describes how Caring Campus causes students to be more invested and work harder in their classes.

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How Caring Campus Leads to Faculty Supporting and Mentoring Students

Stephanie Levi-Blumer, Assistant Professor of Biology, Oakton Community College, shares how her own educational experience primed her to be a Caring Campus-Faculty member at Oakton Community College.

How Leadership Supports Caring Campus

Joianne Smith, President, Oakton Community College, describes the role of leadership and how her support of Caring Campus (which the college calls the Persistence Project) is crucial for its success.

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Faculty Process

There are six stages to implementing Caring Campus

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Caring Campus Top Six
Faculty Behavioral Commitments

Caring Campus is based on faculty identifying behavioral commitments to be implemented intentionally and campus-wide at their colleges. Following identification, faculty develop implementation, monitoring, and communication plans. Among colleges implementing Caring Campus for faculty, the following are the most common behavioral commitments.

FACE-TO-FACE (CLASSROOM)

Welcome to the Course:
Activity to engage all students

Learn and Use Student Names:
Name game, name plaques, use student
name when returning assignments

Comprehensive Syllabus:
See The Course Syllabus: A Learning-Centered Approach, Grunert O’Brien et al.

Moments that Matter:
Meeting with every student to get to know them

Assignments Early and Often:
Quick feedback to students about their performance and follow-up with students if they are struggling

Situational Fairness:
Provide understanding and compassion to students. Know that from time to time students will not turn in assignments and assessments on time due to factors outside of their control and treating each incident on a case by case basis

Virtual Environment

Welcome to the Course:
Welcome letter and virtual activity

Learn and Use Student Names:
When referring to students in synchronous and asynchronous environment

Comprehensive Syllabus:
See The Course Syllabus: A Learning-Centered Approach, Grunert O’Brien et al.

Moments that Matter:
Start with a student paper they write about themselves. Comment on the paper and make sure that the paper is shared among all students: Engage each and every student

Assignments Early and Often:
Quick feedback to students about their performance and follow-up with students if they are struggling

Situational Fairness:
Provide understanding and compassion to students. Know that from time to time students will not turn in assignments and assessments on time due to factors outside of their control and treating each incident on a case by case basis

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