What the Best College Students Do

From: Public Affairs

sponsored by the National Science Foundation Bridging the Valley Grant, the Office of the Provost and the Center for Faculty Innovation

Who: Dr. Ken Bain, scholar and best-selling author
When: Thursday, Feb. 23, 5 to 7 p.m.
Where: Wilson Hall Auditorium

What makes some students take a deep approach to learning while others do only what is necessary to get by? How can peers, staff and faculty co-cultivate learning environments where students assume greater responsibility and accountability? Join Dr. Ken Bain, author of What the Best College Teachers Do, for an interactive plenary focused on what the best college students do. Building on the plenary offered during the 2011 May Symposium, Dr. Bain will focus on concrete ways that educators can foster deep, meaningful and lifelong learning approaches. His talk is open to all members of the JMU community and will be followed by an open reception.

Dr. Bain will hold additional workshops at JMU Feb. 23-25. For a complete schedule of events, visit http://www.jmu.edu/cfi/programs/otherprograms/2011-12/kenbain/index.html