|Description||In this series of 3 workshops we will be exploring how to apply the strategies presented in the book Understanding and Engaging Under-Resourced Students (the “Green Book”). This book contains research-based resources that complement the work of Liberal Education and America’s Promise (LEAP) (http://leap.aacu.org/toolkit/). LCSC hosted Karla Krodel, an author of the “Green Book,” in August 2012, and over 100 copies have been distributed on campus. More information about this book is available online (http://www.collegeachievementalliance.com/), and copies are available for checkout in the LCSC library.
Why help students build resources? Being under-resourced as a student can be defined as the extent to which the student does without the internal and external resources that support success in the college environment. Both internal and external resources can be developed during a student’s college experience, and the following resource areas are particularly vital for academic success (Becker, Krodel, Tucker, 2009):
1. Hidden rules of class and college
2. Relationships of mutual respect
3. Mental/cognitive resources
4. Language resources
Our three workshops will encompass these four key resource areas for students and how our teaching and learning impacts these resources. Please join us for this series of workshops that will foster cross disciplinary discussion and peer support on how to incorporate relevant teaching and learning strategies into our courses. The intention of these workshops will be to actively share, gather (so this information can be accessed in the future), and learn from each other’s experiences.