Increase Your Approachability and Keep Students Engaged

The semester is well underway and your class content may become increasingly challenging. Now is the time to engage your students, reduce intimidation, and build their confidence in their ability to succeed.

Small things make a big difference. Take a look at this ENGAGE Faculty Student Interaction tip (FSI) and make sure you're covering the high-impact basics.

Keep Students Engaged with Small, Casual Interactions that Make Professors Approachable

Evidence shows that friendly, personal contact inside and outside the classroom contributes to a variety of positive student outcomes.

  • Academic achievement
  • Sense of belonging
  • Self-confidence
  • Engagement
  • Persistence

This easy-to-implement FSI suggests simple ways to foster friendly, personal contact while maintaining appropriate boundaries and making efficient use of your time.

  • Reduce student isolation
  • Increase your approachability
  • Establish an open, inclusive learning environment
  • Communicate your support for student success

Paying attention to small, casual interactions is good for students AND good for your course evaluations. Begin reaping the benefits of this ENGAGE Engineering FSI today!