Dr. Christine Deacons is the Director of Academic Support Programs at EMU. She has been lecturing in the Department of Teacher Education since fall 2018. For the past 10 years, she has coordinated the EMU Edge Program which supports students through their transition to college, and coordinated UNIV 101L3 which is the University's first-year transition course. In 2017, she was awarded the Distinguished Achievement Recognition Award for Student Engagement and Success. Her research interests focus primarily on culturally responsive teaching and learning and issues related to college access and equity. Christine maintains a blog, Educate360, where she shares what she has learned about effectively supporting students in and out of the classroom.
Publications and Presentations
Deacons, C. (2020). Student Success Framework for Student Affairs: Build a Strategic Division Plan, Gain Insight from Engagement Data, and Drive Student Success Results. 2020 National Association of Student Personnel Administrators (NASPA) Annual Conference. Austin, TX. (cancelled).
Deacons, C. (2018). Promoting and Supporting Self-directed Learning. 2018 National College Learning Center Association Annual Conference. Niagra Falls, NY.
Deacons, C. & Daniels, S. (2018). Building a Culture of Assessment to Support Student Success. 2018 NASPA Assessment and Persistence Conference. Baltimore, MD.
Deacons, C. (2018). Help Students Study and They Pass a Test; Teach Students to Learn and They Excel Academically. King-Chavez-Parks Equity in the Classroom Conference 2018. Southfield, MI.
Deacons, C. & Condon, L. (2018). Assessing Student Success for Out-of-Classroom Engagement. 2018 NASPA Annual Conference. Philadelphia, PA.
Deacons, C. & Parnis, A. (2018). Transformational Learning; Improving Student Success Through Learning Center Redesign. 2018 Annual Gateway Course Experience Conference. Houston, TX.
Deacons, C. (2018). Best Practices for Teaching Students to Learn. McGraw Hill Education Student Success Symposium, Austin, TX.