The Undergraduate Experience: What Matters Most for Student Success?

Event Date & Time

  • May 3, 2018
    9:00 am - 11:00 am

Event Description

Peter Felten, co-author of The Undergraduate Experience, is the keynote speaker for Celebrate Learning Week 2018. In his book, Felten and his co-authors identify six core themes that matter most for student success: learning, relationships, expectations, alignment, improvement, and leadership.

This interactive keynote will explore the research that demonstrates why these themes are important for students, instructors, and institutional culture. During the session, we will critically consider what each of us can do, no matter what our context and role, to cultivate a generative culture of learning and teaching.

Bio: Peter Felten

Peter Felten is a professor of history, assistant provost for teaching and learning, and executive director of the Center for Engaged Learning at Elon University. He has served as president of the International Society for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (2016-17) and the POD Network (2010-2011). He is co-editor of the International Journal for Academic Development and a fellow of the John N. Gardner Institute for Excellence in Undergraduate Education.

His books include the co-authored volumes: The Undergraduate Experience: Focusing Institutions on What Matters Most (Jossey-Bass, 2016); Transforming Students: Fulfilling the Promise of Higher Education (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2014); Engaging Students as Partners in Learning and Teaching (Jossey-Bass, 2014); Transformative Conversations (Jossey-Bass, 2013); and the co-edited book Intersectionality in Action (Stylus, 2016). Learn more about Peter’s scholarship.