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Terms of Engagement: Understanding and Promoting Student Engagement

Video of Lilly Plenary presented by Elizabeth F. Barkley.

A common challenge for many college teachers today is achieving persistent, high-quality student engagement. In this plenary session, Dr. Barkley will offer a dynamic, 5-component model for understanding what "student engagement" means and then use the framework to identify strategies for promoting engagement. Attendees will leave with a repertoire of practical strategies for teaching in a manner that fosters sustained attention and elicits students' best work in today's challenging teaching and learning context.

Elizabeth F. Barkley, Ph.D., is a popular keynote speaker, workshop presenter, and Executive Director of the K. Patricia Cross Academy (https://kpcrossacademy.org). Elizabeth's interests include engaging students through active and collaborative learning; transforming F2F and online curriculum to meet the needs of diverse learners, especially those from new and emerging generations; the scholarship of teaching and learning; and connecting learning goals with assessment. Barkley holds a B.A. and M.A. from the University of California, Riverside and a Ph.D. from the University of California, Berkeley. Her books include Interactive Lecturing: A Handbook for College Faculty (co-authored with Claire H. Major, Wiley/Jossey-Bass, 2018); Learning Assessment Techniques: A Handbook for College Faculty (co-authored with Claire H. Major, Wiley/Jossey-Bass, 2016); Collaborative Learning Techniques: A Handbook for College Faculty (co-authored with Claire H. Major and K. Patricia Cross, Wiley/Jossey-Bass, Second Edition, 2014); and Student Engagement Techniques (Wiley/Jossey-Bass, 2010). A professor of Music History at Foothill College in Los Altos, California, Elizabeth has received numerous honors and awards, including being named California's Higher Education Professor of the Year by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, formally recognized by the California state legislature for her contributions to undergraduate education, selected as "Innovator of the Year" in conjunction with the National League for Innovation, presented with the Hayward Award for Educational Excellence, and honored by the Center for Diversity in Teaching and Learning in Higher Education. Additionally, her Musics of Multicultural America course was selected as "Best Online Course" by the California Virtual Campus. She was also named one of two Carnegie Scholars in the discipline of music by the Carnegie Foundation in conjunction with the Pew Charitable Trusts.


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