Center for Faculty Innovation

How Can Faculty Increase Student Motivation Inside and Outside the Classroom? (Workshop)

Fri, 15 Sep 2017 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM

Location:  Student Success Center room 4047.

This workshop will also be offered on Wed, 13 Sep 2017 12:30 PM-2:00 PM in Rose 3313.

You may register for either using the linked button above.

Dr. Kenn Barron, JMU Professor of Psychology and Co-Coordinator of the JMU Motivation Research Institute, will present the latest research from the exciting emerging field of the psychology of motivation. Learn about what motivates students to learn and do their best in a course, and what does not, and why. Uncover the mysteries of human motivation in this workshop, while learning to set your own goals and objectives for increasing student motivation in your classes.

Facilitator: Dr. Kenn Barron, Ph.D., Psychology

Faculty participants will make progress toward these program outcomes:

  • understanding the scholarship of motivation, and
  • incorporating what they learn about the scholarship of motivation to create assignments/assessments that will enhance student motivation.

Faculty participants will make progress toward these teaching outcomes: 

  • Appreciating pedagogy—the art and science of teaching and learning--as a significant higher education endeavor,
  • Identifying factors that influence pedagogical choices,
  • Designing and offering courses or curricula that align learning objectives, assessment, and learning activities,
  • Practicing the integration of scholarship and teaching, and
  • Integrating knowledge of student development models in teaching philosophies and practice.

If you require non-dietary accommodations to participate in this program, please email the CFI at or call (568-4846) immediately to convey your needs.  We will work with the HR department to provide you with reasonable accommodations, if time permits.

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