Using Group Me to M.O.V.E: Motivate, Organize, Value, and Empower First time Social Work students enrolled in Freshmen Seminar
Student engagement and support are essential in the development of our students, specifically those attending an HBCU. Historically, HBCU’s have provided a campus environment with a familiar context resembling the student’s nuclear family. The faculty support provided on HBCU campuses provides an extension to the student’s unique family dynamic, thereby creating an additional layer of support that often leads to increased academic success. COVID has presented a significant challenge impeding the traditional way faculty supports and builds relationships with students in and out of the classroom environment. The challenges related to COVID and the virtual learning environment has caused faculty to reexamine traditional faculty-student engagement. This workshop will invite participants to explore Groupme as a platform to support faculty-student engagement and support peer engagement among students during online learning.
1. Participants will identify challenges impeding faculty/student support and relationship building during online learning
2. Participants will examine the Groupme APP’s use as a course tool to increase student support and relationship building during online learning
3. Participants will identify strategies using the Groupme APP to increase peer support among student class cohorts
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