Throughout 2013, I will be leading the Center for Teaching and Learning at Kendall College through an exploration of the topic of “Engagement”. Throughout the institution, we will all be working with students, staff, and faculty to discover what it really means to be engaged: with courses, content, communities, and each other. How do we foster engagement, increase engagement, become engaging? To increase engagement, do we need to use technology and Web 2.0 tools? Do we hold and attend campus “un-conferences”? What about book clubs? Coffee chats? E-Newsletters? There are many ideas coming from all departments. It is time to share them, participate, and see what happens.
I invite you to watch our progress – no, I invite you to JOIN us in this process! Follow my blog, add your comments, tweet about what you are doing to increase engagement at your institution (use the hashtag #engagement). Who says it has to be an isolated experiment? I look forward to hearing and reading about some engaging ideas throughout the year!