The Center for Teaching & Learning wants you to get into the spirit of March Madness, student retention style! Starting in March, we will post a challenge on Twitter and Facebook for you to conquer in your class that week related to communicating with your students. Be sure to comment on the weekly challenge post once you’ve completed the task! Complete the challenges (on the honor system) to earn bragging rights, have your name listed on the CTL Website as a Student Retention through Communication All Star, a chance to be featured in a guest post, and win some CTL swag! Let’s help all of our students be winners in our classes!
Are you up for the challenge?
This week, post an announcement to remind students of important upcoming projects and due dates for the rest of the semester. Encourage them to block time on their calendars now to work on these projects and to study. Then, create some reminder announcements with delayed posting or use the message student who functionality in Grades to nudge students to stay on track as those due dates approach.