June Faculty Meeting

Communication and Feedback Wrap-Up

As you can see, both communication and feedback are important to our students. The game-changer may be updating how we communicate with our students and how we provide feedback within the virtual classroom. Remember, research shows that the more “present’ instructors are, the more satisfied and engaged with learning students will be. Ultimately, engaging our students moves a step closer to retaining those students all the way to graduation.


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