Whole Person Education Workshop Series
sponsored by the office of graduate student life
What does it mean to educate the whole person? Faculty often think of themselves as educators of the mind, but students come to the classroom as whole persons, with all of their social, emotional, spiritual, and intellectual experiences and concerns. Furthermore, decades of scholarship on learning and development suggest that the growth of the mind is inextricably linked to the growth of the heart and of the spirit.
This series of workshops, sponsored by The Office of Graduate Student Life, is aimed at graduate students in all disciplines who intend to teach in higher education. It is meant to complement discipline-based programs on teaching, as well as the teaching workshops offered by the Connors Family Learning Center.
The objective is to help our graduate students understand how the complex human beings they will soon encounter as teachers and mentors learn and develop through the undergraduate years. Lunch will be provided at all sessions.
This year our Whole Person Education Series will fall under six categories:
- Undergraduate Culture
- Financial Literacy
- Health & Wellness
- Professional Development
Questions about the Whole Person Education Series please email Tara Bartley at email@example.com.
Fall 2013 Calender
Presented by Craig Noyes, Direct Loans/Collection Specialist
Office of Student Services
Living on loan funds? Wonder how to best budget your living expenses and income? This presentation will reveal strategies that help you identify, organize, and anticipate where all your money goes. Come and learn about great budgeting resources, too. Knowing how to save where you can and manage your loan responsibilities will help save money, grow your savings, and bring peace of mind!
Exploring Emerging Technologies in the Classroom
Presented by Bryan Blakely, Program Manager for Academic Innovations
Office of the Provost
Emerging trends in educational technology are beginning to reshape teaching and learning in the university environment. This talk explores several of these trends, including flipped classrooms, massive open online courses (MOOCs), learning analytics, and course gamification. What do these approaches offer, how might they be implemented, and what are the implications for higher education?
The Undergraduate Student Culture
Presented by Tim Mulvey, Assistant Director, Collaborative Initiatives
Center for Student Formation
Today’s college students are members of the millennial generation—they’ve lived very structured and busy lives, feel a great deal of pressure to succeed, and can be demanding of themselves and of others. This workshop will focus on what it’s like to teach and mentor millennials at Boston College and elsewhere.
Difficult Conversations in the Classroom
Presented by Dean Elizabeth, Sparks Associate Dean of Students
Lynch School of Education
Facilitating conversation about problematic issues is a challenge for many of us. In this workshop, we will discuss how to manage difficult conversations in the classroom. We will consider how to keep students involved in discussion and how to give them space when involvement is not best for them. We will also consider how instructors manage their own sensitivity to difficult topics.
Supporting Students with Mental Health Issues
Presented by Craig Burns, Director of Training & Senior Staff Psychologist
University Counseling Services
The Art of Networking
Presented by Louis Gaglini, Associate Director for Employer Relations & Recruiting
Boston College Career Center
Networking has been raised to an art form, and effective networking can be a key to success at business events, on the job, and in social situations. Whether it comes naturally or takes a great deal of practice, and whether it’s the sales pitch or the elevator pitch, perfecting the art of networking will serve you well today and many years from now
Previous Whole Person Education Series:
Working with Student's with Physical Disabilities with Paulette Durrett, MSW, LCSW, Assistant Dean for Students with Disabilities
Evaluating a Job Offer with Louis Gaglini , Associate Director, Employer Relations, Career Center
Credit Management with Amber Fetzer, Graduate Assistant, $uccessful Start Peer Money Mentor Program.
Personal Fitness in Minutes with Gio Trilleras, Graduate Assistant of Personal Training for Boston College Campus Recreation
Living with Loans:Budgeting and Loan Management for the Professional Student by Financial Specialist Craig Noyes from Student Services
The Boston College Student- Insight When Working with Undergraduates with Mike Sacco, Director of Center of Student Formation
November 16, 2012: Boston College Superfan College with Cameron Smith, Assistant Director of Residence Life.