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Preparing students to be successful in the classroom and as professionals requires more than didactic education. Academic programs primarily address the academic needs of students based on curricular and assessment goals but often fail to fully prepare students to successfully face the challenges they experience in school and after graduation. To truly prepare students, teachers must address their needs in domains outside the classroom. This session explores student development programs aimed at improving students’ academic, personal, and future professional success as a supplement to the traditional didactic education.

Learning goals:

• Reflect on current teaching and advising methods.

• Use the provided tools to implement workshops aimed at improving students’ academic, personal, and professional success.

• Identify students’ professional development needs.


Presented at the Teaching Professor Conference on May 30, 2015, in Atlanta, Georgia.

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