Please join us for the 50th Anniversary Faculty Retreat, in which we examine “Teaching Vulnerable Students in the 21st Century.” Read more about the program and register for all or part of the retreat.

Meet one of our presenters, Dr. Jorge Argueta, Psychology Instructor
Dr. Argueta has served as a domestic violence and substance abuse counselor as well as a victim’s advocate in addition to his role as an adjunct faculty member in Harper’s Psychology department. Through his PechaKucha presentation (20 slides x 20 seconds), Dr. Argueta will share his successes in engaging and retaining vulnerable students by sharing his approach to developing a keen awareness of their obstacles in the start of every course, creating inclusive teaching materials, making students participants in class retention efforts, and helping connect them with resources. With these and other related methods, Dr. Argueta dramatically increased retention in his courses. The day Dr. Argueta started teaching at Harper has a special meaning to him because it was during the time when he became a U.S. resident. After having come to this country as a teenager with no income and finding support for his education through community resources, Dr. Argueta has found ways to give back to those that supported him, including forwarding his earnings from teaching at Harper to social service agencies so that they can continue their work. Dr. Argueta will share his recommendations along with the results of his action research through his presentation followed by an opportunity for discussion in a style he would recommend for classroom use.

Stay tuned to the Academy News for more presenter features leading up to the Faculty Retreat in March.

Questions? Please contact the Academy at 847.925.6174, academy@harpercollege.edu.