Faith and Learning Faculty Discussion Sessions:
The Faculty Center has completed a large-scale survey of student attitudes and opinions on the topic of faith and learning in the classroom. Come explore the results of how well faculty do in meeting student expectations. Investigate and learn: How much of class time is appropriate to dedicate to spiritual issues? Do spiritual or gospel topics have to be directly related to the course topic? How willing are students to listen to non-religion faculty on spiritually-related topics? The answers may surprise you.
1. Wednesday, October 27, 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. (3211 WSC) – What Do Students Want?
Are spiritual ideas appropriate to include when discussing secular topics? If so, how much of class time is appropriate to dedicate to spiritual issues? Do they have to be directly related to the course topic? What about bearing your testimony? Learn answers to these questions and more in this faculty discussion.
2. Thursday November 11, 3:00 – 4:00 p.m. (3211 WSC) – What Faculty Can Do?
When integrating faith and learning into the classroom, not all strategies are equally successful. Come discuss the results of a year-long investigation into what the best BYU faculty members do to balance being spiritually strengthening and intellectually enlarging. Explore results from interviews with exemplar faculty and student surveys on best BYU classroom practices.