Relating to Students: Making Connections


Student success is enhanced by creating an inclusive community in which all involved members feel valued. This Community of Practice will focus on effective strategies for faculty/staff to communicate with students. Some of the topics covered will include strategies for:

  • creating inclusive learning communities
  • developing healthy boundaries and self-care
  • practicing effective, clear communication
  • conducting difficult conversations
  • promoting student responsibility and advocacy


Facilitators: Pascuala Herrera and Kathleen Reynolds

  • Tong Cheng, Biology
  • Gerardo Cruz, World Languages
  • Michelle Decanio, Student Development
  • Mary Gawienowski, ESL
  • Pascuala Herrera, Student Development
  • Kathleen Reynolds, ESL
  • Ellen Ward, Student Development




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