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Building a Class Community: Welcome to our Adjuncts! √ §

Feeling connected is key to students' motivation & learning.



Date & Time

August 24, 2022, 4:00 pm5:00 pm


This discussion is specifically designed to welcome new adjuncts who start teaching at UMBC in Fall 2022 and connect them to other faculty. All faculty are invited to join us to welcome our adjuncts and join the discussion!

Key to students’ motivation and learning is a feeling of connectedness to the class--to the instructor, to peers, and to content. Such feelings foster engagement--an essential element for students to succeed. How can we create that sense of community whether we’re teaching face-to-face, online, hybrid or Hyflex?  Join with colleagues for a virtual discussion about ways to structure student interactions, demonstrate and manage your presence in the class, teach for inclusion, and convey caring support in your course, regardless of delivery format. Please read this brief post in preparation for our discussion: A Checklist for Building Community in the College Classroom.

Please click “Going Virtually” below to reserve your seat for this session, and we will send you a Google calendar invitation with a WebEx link one hour before the session. If you register less than an hour before the session, you will receive the WebEx link when you register. Please email fdc@umbc.edu if you have any questions. If you have registered and find that you can no longer attend, please kindly release your spot so that others may attend.

If you do not yet have your UMBC account, please email fdc@umbc.edu to RSVP for this event.

√ Counts toward the ALIT Certificate
§ Counts toward the INNOVATE Certificate