Millennial and Netgener Students – Implications for Teaching and Learning At Laurier. New Faculty Orientation Day September 2009. Characteristics of our Learners. Laurier’s incoming class: High achievers (incoming average is over 80%) Approximately 55% to 60% are female
New Faculty Orientation Day
Laurier’s incoming class:
A Vision of Students Today
Frand as cited in Oblinger, 2003
(Kaiser Media Multitasking Among American Youth, 2005,p. 4).
Time management is one of the key factors in a student’s academic success. The second factor is class attendance.
Strongly encourage your students to:
- Mark the key dates in their day-timers
- Attend a time-management workshops
- Speak to a peer academic mentor
- Seek professional support (Study Skills or Counselling Services)
Students are more likely to seek support if it is recommended by the professor.
Encourage your students to use the support services:
- Academic Advisors, Counselling Services,
Mathematics Assistance Centre, Study Skills Centre
or Writing Centre
- Attend the drop-in hours (Math or Writing Centre)
- Attend the structured homework/review sessions (SI)
- Attend workshops such as Writing the A Paper, Writing a Multiple Choice Exam, Preparing for Exams, etc.
Studies indicate students who are actively involved at university are more likely to be academically successful.
Encourage students to get involved!
Discuss “academic misconduct”
Teaching Senior or Graduate Students
Encourage your students to make an appointment with the Writing Centre and encourage them to attend the workshops:
Specific course support is available and can be tailored to professor and class needs:
We’re here to help!
AVP: Student Services and Dean of Students: www.mylaurier.ca
Learning Services: www.wlu.ca/learningservices
Teaching Support Services:
Thank you & wishing you a terrific year!