In this brief IGNITE-funded video, Jeff Kerssen-Griep, communication studies, offers portable suggestions for creating a classroom where all feel welcome and valued. As a special bonus, embedded within this video is a link to another one in which he explores the notion of “facework” in interpersonal communication with students and colleagues.
As midterms and projects and other major student products are well underway, professors may feel a tension between maintaining positive, upbeat interactions with students and the need to provide them with honest feedback on their performance. In this brief video featuring Jeff Kerssen-Griep, communication studies, faculty can learn three specific strategies for communicating accurate, constructive feedback to students, even when the news isn’t what they were hoping for. It takes the duration of a cup of coffee to view the video, and faculty can enjoy that coffee compliments of the Teaching and Learning Collaborative and the associate provost.