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


Facilitator: Kathleen Reynolds (ESL/LNG; Liberal Arts)
Facilitator: Pascuala Herrera (ADS; Student Development)

  • Kathleen Reynolds (ESL/LNG; Liberal Arts)
  • Pascuala Herrera (ADS; Student Development)
  • Tong Cheng (Biology; Math/Science)
  • Gerardo Cruz (World Languages; Liberal Arts)
  • Michelle Decanio (ADS; Student Development)
  • Mary Gawienowski (ESL/LNG; Liberal Arts)
  • Ellen Ward (ADS; Student Development)




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