Center for Faculty Innovation

Engaging Students through Meaningful Reflection, Inquiry, and Feedback (Workshop)

Thu, 8 Nov 2018 8:00 AM - 9:30 AM

Location:  Student Success Center room 4042;  refreshments will be provided.

Have you ever wanted to say to a student, “What were you thinking?” Debriefing turns a casual conversation into a meaningful discussion that allows instructors and students to increase their communication effectiveness together. Debriefing with Good Judgement (DGJ) is an evidence-based model that utilizes a non-judgmental approach through advocacy/inquiry methods, exploring the unique perspective of the learner. Debriefing skills can be useful to instructors as a means to explore the basis for student actions and behaviors. Models for debriefing have been widely used in health-related disciplines, yet the versatility of the model is ideal for use in other educational and professional settings. 


Faculty participants will make progress toward these program outcomes:

  • Discovering and applying the Debriefing with Good Judgment (DGJ) model, and
  • Identifying how debriefing techniques can help faculty to connect better with their students.

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, and 
  • Identifying factors that influence pedagogical choices.

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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